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PH FedACTion: Financial Regulatory Updates

Daily Financial Regulation Update -- Wednesday, August 3, 2022

August 03, 2022

By FedACTion Task Force

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Congress

U.S. Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Hearing: 'The Rent Eats First': How Renters and Communities are Impacted by Today's Housing Market

August 2, 2022

The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing entitled, "'The Rent Eats First': How Renters and Communities are Impacted by Today's Housing Market."

Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Treasury Sanctions Elites and Companies in Economic Sectors that Generate Substantial Revenue for the Russian Regime

August 2, 2022

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed a new round of sanctions targeting Kremlin-connected elites, a major multinational company, and a sanctions evasion operation.

Treasury Releases CFIUS Annual Report for 2021

August 2, 2022

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as Chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, released the public version of its Annual Report to Congress for calendar year 2021.


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
National Credit Union Administration

Agencies Issue Statement on Prudent Commercial Real Estate Loan Accommodations and Workouts

August 2, 2022

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the National Credit Union Administration, in consultation with state bank and credit union regulators, are inviting comment on a policy statement for prudent commercial real estate loan accommodations and workouts.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Total Household Debt Surpasses $16 trillion in Q2 2022; Mortgage, Auto Loan, and Credit Card Balances Increase

August 2, 2022

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Center for Microeconomic Data today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit. The report shows an increase in total household debt in the second quarter of 2022, increasing by $312 billion (2%) to $16.15 trillion.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Acting Comptroller Discusses Cybersecurity Risks to Financial Sector

August 2, 2022

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu discussed cybersecurity risks facing the financial sector before the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council. In his remarks, Mr. Hsu discussed the risk of evolving cybersecurity threats, the risk to critical operations, and the risk of complacency, and highlighted the need for collaboration among public- and private-sector stakeholders to safeguard confidence in the financial sector.

Securities and Exchange Commission

Remarks at the Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Meeting

August 2, 2022

Securities and Exchange Chair Gary Gensler and Commissioners Hester M. Peirce and Jaime Lizarraga gave remarks at the Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Meeting.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

CFTC Customer Advisory Highlights What Customers Should Know Before Trading Over-the-Counter Forex

August 2, 2022

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a customer advisory warning the public to thoroughly research potential investments in over-the-counter foreign exchange.

Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac Multifamily Midyear Outlook Shows Moderation on Macro Headwinds

August 2, 2022

After six months of healthy growth in multifamily fundamentals, Freddie Mac projects the pace of growth will begin to moderate through the remainder of 2022.

International

UK Financial Conduct Authority

FCA issues an update on switching in the mortgage market

August 2, 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority released its latest statement on switching in the mortgages market.

Consultation Paper: Calculating redress for non-compliant pension transfer advice

August 2, 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority published a consultation paper entitled, "Calculating redress for non-compliant pension transfer advice."

Administration Changes

Vacancies

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Chair – Vacant (Martin Gruenberg serves as Acting Chair)
  • Vice Chairman – Vacant

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

  • Comptroller – Vacant (Michael Hsu serves as Acting Comptroller)

Appointments/Confirmation Hearings

U.S. Department of the Treasury – Janet Yellen (effective January 26, 2021)

Federal Reserve Board – Jerome H. Powell (effective May 23, 2022)

Federal Reserve Bank of New York – John C. Williams (effective June 18, 2018)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – Martin Gruenberg (Acting Chair, appointed February 5, 2022)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Rohit Chopra (effective October 12, 2021)

Securities and Exchange Commission – Gary Gensler (effective April 17, 2021)

Small Business Administration – Isabella Casillas Guzman (effective March 16, 2021)

Commodity Futures Trade Commission – Rostin Behnam (effective December 17, 2021)

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

National Credit Union Administration – Todd M. Harper

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Marcia Fudge (effective March 10, 2021)

Federal Housing Finance Agency – Sandra L. Thompson, (confirmed May 25, 2022)

U.S. Department of Education – Dr. Miguel Cardona (effective March 2, 2021)

PH Client Alerts

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Legislation/Legislative Updates

Click here to view the full text of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act"), Enacted March 27, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020, Enacted April 24, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, Enacted June 5, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Enacted December 27, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the American Rescue Plan of 2021, Enacted March 11, 2021.

Click here to view the full text of the PPP Extension Act of 2021, Enacted March 30, 2021.

Click here to view a running list of proposed legislation from the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, House Committee on Financial Services, and House Committee on Small Business.

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