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MAS and NY Fed join forces for wholesale CBDC experiment

November 21, 2022

Boosting interoperability and speed while cutting risk, wholesale CBDCs would be a boon for cross-border settlements but are still very much in the experimental phase, making co-operation between central banks vital for success.

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Cautious welcome for US regulator’s new fintech office

November 7, 2022

The OCC has announced a new fintech office in response to rising financial digitalisation, creating a fork in the road that leads either to rigid regulation or innovation inspiration.

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Fed(up)Now? Instant payments in the US finally on their way

October 14, 2022

The US plans for the introduction of FedNow, its real-time payments solution – but decades after some other countries. What took so long?

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US regulators weigh up regional bank buffer rules

October 6, 2022

Rapid regional bank growth is leading some players into “too big to fail” territory, guiding regulators to consider new debt requirements.

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Spotlight falls on development banks’ climate role

September 30, 2022

The World Bank chief’s awkward stance on global warming has accelerated calls for multinational development banks to get an overhaul.

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Navigating the regulatory web of Russia sanctions

September 29, 2022

The US, EU and UK have imposed an increasingly complex regime of sanctions on Russia as the war in Ukraine has evolved.

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US’s regional and community banks prepared for headwinds

September 26, 2022

While aware of the challenges ahead, the country’s huge network of small and mid-sized banks believe they are in a strong position and remain optimistic about the long-term outlook.

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Why US banks must be clear about the importance of ESG

September 5, 2022

A Republican push-back against ESG could force banks to choose between red and blue states, in spite of poor outcomes in Texas.

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Technology helps hoist homebuying Hispanics into better deals

August 3, 2022

US fintechs are breaking down language barriers to the rapidly growing Hispanic market, which is also capturing the investment interest of major US lenders.

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SEC’s ‘aggressive’ rule-making agenda sets it on collision course with industry

July 25, 2022

Directed by its ambitious chair, Gary Gensler, the SEC is pursuing an agenda which many in the industry believe is too much, too quickly, and it looks set to face legal challenges.

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