As expected, the Colorado Attorney General and Colorado Uniform Consumer Credit Code Administrator filed their responsive brief in opposition to the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction filed earlier this month in federal district court in Colorado.  As explained in our earlier blog, in NAIB et al. v. Weiser et al.,… Continue Reading

FDIC’s Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg recently gave remarks at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition on the FDIC’s economic inclusion strategy. 

FDIC Commitment to Economic Inclusion

Chairman Gruenberg began by outlining the importance of federally insured bank accounts to the ability of individuals and families to participate in and fully benefit from economic opportunities. … Continue Reading

On April 8, 2024, a Minnesota federal district court dismissed without prejudice the complaint filed by the Minnesota Bankers Association and Lake Central Bank (Plaintiffs) against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) challenging the FDIC’s guidance on non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees.

Plaintiffs filed their complaint in July 2023 seeking declaratory and injunctive relief under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) against defendants FDIC and Chairman Martin J.… Continue Reading

On February 5, 2024, several national and Texas banking and business trade groups (Plaintiffs) filed a lawsuit challenging the final regulations (Final Rules) implementing the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA) that were jointly adopted in October 2023 by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Federal Reserve Board (Agencies).… Continue Reading

On March 28, 2024, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in consultation with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, issued a request for information (RFI).

The RFI seeks information and comment regarding the Customer Identification Program (CIP) Rule requirement that banks collect a full Social Security number (SSN) prior to account opening from a customer who is an individual and a U.S.… Continue Reading

The final rule issued in December 2023 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) amending its regulations at 12 CFR Part 328 (“Final Rule“), which address use of the official FDIC sign and banks’ advertising statements as well as misrepresentations of insured status and misuse of the FDIC’s name or logo, will take effect April 1, 2024, with full compliance required by January 1, 2025.… Continue Reading

As we previously reported, on March 25, 2024, three consumer financial services industry trade groups filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Colorado challenging legislation recently adopted to opt out of rate exportation rights afforded to state banks under federal law. National Association of Industrial Bankers et al. v.Continue Reading

On March 25, 2024, three consumer financial services industry trade groups filed a lawsuit asking the federal district court in Colorado to strike down recent Colorado legislation purporting to opt out of a federal law that allows FDIC-insured state-chartered banks to “export” interest rates on interstate loans to the same extent as their national bank counterparts. … Continue Reading

On February 14, 2024, the Minnesota Bankers Association and Lake Central Bank (the “Plaintiffs”) filed their memorandum in opposition to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) motion to dismiss their challenge to the FDIC’s supervisory guidance on NSF fees.

In June 2023, the Plaintiffs filed a complaint seeking declaratory and injunctive relief under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) against defendants FDIC and Chairman Martin J.… Continue Reading

On February 2, 2024, three Republican members of the House Financial Services Committee sent a letter to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) Chair Martin Gruenberg expressing concern regarding what the congressmen perceive to be the FDIC’s attempts to reduce engagement with industry participants on financial technology and innovation. The letter was sent by the Committee Chairman, Patrick McHenry, the Chairman of the Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy Subcommittee, Andy Barr, and the Chairman of the Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion Subcommittee, French Hill.… Continue Reading