The Home Monetary Providers Committee has posted its checklist of (digital) hearings for the month of September. Whereas all the time topic to alter, the Committee has scheduled a listening to by the Activity Drive on Monetary Expertise (Fintech) on digital banking. The listening to entitled “License to Bank: Analyzing the Authorized Framework Governing Who Can Lend and Course of Funds within the Fintech Age,” is scheduled to happen on September 29, 2020, at 12 PM (ET).
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There are different digital banks in operation within the US and a number of platforms within the queue. LendingClub is within the technique of buying Radius Bank with a imaginative and prescient of changing into the primary “marketplace bank.” Goldman Sachs has a blossoming digital retail operation in Marcus after buying one other firm’s license, together with a good quantity of deposits.
It was reported in June that the Workplace of the Comptroller of the Foreign money (OCC) had issued an advance discover of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) inviting public touch upon its laws concerning digital banking actions.
In the meantime, many conventional banks don’t respect the added competitors with some lobbying to sluggish down the digital competitors.
It will likely be fascinating to see the checklist of witnesses on the roster as soon as the Fintech Activity Drive posts the agenda.
The Home Monetary Providers Committee’s present schedule for September hearings is republished beneath.
- September eight at 12:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Range and Inclusion will convene for a digital listening to entitled, “Holding Financial Regulators Accountable for Diversity and Inclusion: Perspectives from the Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion.”
- September 10 at 12:00 PM – The complete Committee will convene for a digital listening to entitled, “The Need for Financial Aid to America’s States and Territories During the Pandemic: Supporting First Responders, Assisting Schools in Their Efforts to Safely Educate, and Preventing Mass Layoffs.”
- September 16 at 12:00 PM – The complete Committee will convene for a digital listening to entitled, “Prioritizing Fannie’s and Freddie’s Capital over America’s Homeowners and Renters? A Review of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
- September 17 at 12:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Investor Safety, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets will convene for a digital listening to entitled, “Insider Trading and Stock Option Grants: An Examination of Corporate Integrity in the Covid-19 Pandemic.”
- September 22 at 10:30 AM – The complete Committee will convene for a hybrid listening to entitled, “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response.”
- September 24 at 12:00 PM – The Subcommittee on Nationwide Safety, Worldwide Improvement, and Financial Coverage will convene for a hybrid listening to entitled, “An Examination of the Administration’s Implementation of Statutory Reforms to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.”
- September 29 at 12:00 PM – The Activity Drive on Monetary Expertise will convene for a digital listening to entitled, “License to Bank: Examining the Legal Framework Governing Who Can Lend and Process Payments in the Fintech Age.”