Marketing by nonbanks of products and services offered with bank partners is coming under increasing scrutiny that focuses on the potential for consumers to be led to believe that the nonbank is a bank, or is FDIC insured.  We discuss recent state and federal regulatory and enforcement developments, including the FDIC’s proposed rule addressing false

The OCC’s true lender rule was intended to create a bright line test for when a national bank or federal savings association should be considered the “true lender” in the context of third party partnerships but Congress overturned the rule.  After reviewing the relevant background, we examine the Congressional override’s implications for future federal true

The OCC, FDIC, and Federal Reserve Board have issued a guide that is intended to assist community banks in conducting due diligence when considering relationships with financial technology (fintech) companies (Guide).

The issuance of the Guide follows the agencies’ July 2021 release of proposed interagency guidance for banking organizations on managing risks associated with third-party

The FDIC has filed its reply in support of its motion for summary judgment in the lawsuit filed by a group of state attorneys general to set aside the FDIC’s “Madden-fix” rule.  The reply responds to the AGs’ opposition to the FDIC’s summary judgment motion.  The state AGs have also filed a

Last week, the OCC, Federal Reserve Board, and FDIC issued proposed guidance for banking organizations on managing risks associated with third-party relationships, including those with financial technology-focused entities such as bank/fintech sponsorship arrangements.  The agencies have made clear that if banks have ineffective risk management processes, agency examiners will closely scrutinize their third-party risk management

The Federal Reserve, FDIC, and OCC have released proposed interagency guidance for banking organizations on managing risks associated with third-party relationships, including relationships with financial technology-focused entities such as bank/fintech sponsorship arrangements.  The proposal is the first time that the three agencies have proposed third-party risk management guidance on an interagency basis.  Comments on the

The state attorneys general have filed their opposition to the FDIC’s motion for summary judgment in their lawsuit to set aside the FDIC’s “Madden-fix” rule.  The filing also includes the AGs’ reply to the FDIC’s opposition to their summary judgment motion.

The lawsuit is pending before the same California federal district court judge

Mr. Dougherty recently authored an article calling for the OCC’s abolishment and merger into the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.  After reviewing the history of the creation of the OCC and Federal Reserve Banks, we examine and debate Mr. Dougherty’s arguments in support of his position.  We also discuss and respond to Mr. Dougherty’s criticism of

The FDIC has filed a motion for summary judgment in the lawsuit filed by the Attorney Generals of six states and District of Columbia to set aside the FDIC’s “Madden-fix” rule.  The filing also includes the FDIC’s opposition to the summary judgment motion filed by the AGs.

The lawsuit is pending before

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) and request for information (RFI) addressing “False Advertising, Misrepresentation of Insured Status and Misuse of the FDIC’s Name or Logo”.

Under this NPR, the title of 12 CFR Part 328, currently “Advertisement of Membership” would be changed to “Advertisement of Membership,