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- August 15, 2017On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the OCC released the annual update to the Bank Accounting Advisory Series (“BAAS”), which covers a variety of topics and promotes consistent application of accounting standards among national banks and federal savings associations. This edition of the BAAS reflects accounting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board on topics such as the...August 9, 2017On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board released final guidelines for evaluating requests for joint accounts at Federal Reserve Banks. The guidelines will become effective upon publication in the Federal Register. Joint accounts are intended to facilitate settlement between depository institutions participating in private-sector payment systems. The final guidelines broadly...August 4, 2017On Friday, August 4, 2017, the FDIC issued its list of state non-member banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The list covers evaluation ratings the FDIC assigned to institutions in May of 2017. The August 2017 list of banks examined for CRA compliance is available here and the Monthly List of Banks Examined for CRA compliance is available here . A...August 3, 2017At 12:01 a.m. today, the CFPB unveiled new Know Before You Owe overdraft disclosure prototypes. According to the agency, the disclosures are designed to improve the model form banks and credit unions already provide to consumers weighing POS/ATM overdraft coverage. The Bureau currently is testing four prototypes. Each prototype has a one-page design aimed at making the costs and risks of opting-...August 2, 2017On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, the CFPB took action against JP Morgan Chase for failures related to information it provides for checking account screening reports. Banks screen potential customers based on reports about prior checking account behavior created by consumer reporting companies. Banks supplying information for those reports are legally required to have proper processes in place for...August 1, 2017On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, the OCC released a list of CRA performance evaluations that became public during the period of July 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017. The list contains only national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks that have received ratings. The possible ratings are outstanding, satisfactory, needs to improve, and substantial...July 31, 2017On Monday, July 31, 2017, the CFPB issued a bulletin warning companies about tricking consumers into expensive pay-by-phone fees. The Bureau expressed concerned about companies potentially misleading consumers about the purpose and amount of certain pay-by-phone fees or keeping them in the dark about much cheaper payment options. The bulletin also reviews guidelines to help consumer financial...July 28, 2017On Friday, July 28, 2017, the FDIC released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in June. The FDIC issued a total of 23 orders. The administrative enforcement actions in those orders consisted of one consent order; four removal and prohibition orders; 13 Section 19 orders; two civil money penalties; two terminations of consent orders; and one...July 25, 2017On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 111, a resolution to reject the CFPB’s final arbitration rule under the authority provided by Congressional Review Act, by a vote of 231-190. The companion resolution in the Senate, S.J. Res. 47, has not yet received consideration. “Today’s House vote is a resounding victory for consumers. Consumers’ access to arbitration,...July 24, 2017On Monday, July 24, 2017, the OCC named William A. Rowe as its Chief Risk Officer, effective immediately. He fills the position which has been vacant since April, 2017. As Chief Risk Officer, he will lead the agency’s Office of Enterprise Risk Management and the agency’s Enterprise Risk Committee. Under his direction, the Office of Enterprise Risk Management supports an agency-wide view of risks...