The financial services industry is subject to a regularly changing landscape of regulations and laws, driven in part by shifts in policy from regulators and lawmakers.

Goodwin’s FinReg + Policy Watch provides real-time updates and analyses focusing on regulation and policymaking. Issues are framed in an easy-to-digest manner, providing insight gained from our experience serving in key roles in government and advising clients across the industry.

Follow along as we deliver our take on the latest developments affecting the financial services community as well as the road ahead.

SEC Adopts Broad Exempt Offering Reforms

On November 2, the SEC adopted a series of amendments that will significantly change existing rules governing (1) the integration of offerings, (2) offering/investment limits, (3) communication limitations and (4) eligibility for Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A. The amendments will also make various changes that will improve access to offerings under Regulation…

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CFPB Releases Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Consumer Access to Financial Records

On October 22, the CFPB issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR), requesting comments on how the CFPB should develop regulations to facilitate consumers’ rights under Section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Act to access financial records and data accumulated by providers of financial products and services. The CFPB also seeks comment…

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FinCEN and Federal Reserve File Joint Proposed Rule to Amend Recordkeeping and Travel Rule Regulations under the Bank Secrecy Act

On October 23, FinCEN and the Federal Reserve filed a joint proposed rule to amend the recordkeeping and travel rule regulations under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Currently, financial institutions must collect, retain and transmit certain information related to fund transfers and transmittals of funds over $3,000. Under the proposed…

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White House Issues Memorandum Urging Federal Agencies to Adopt Protections for Subjects of Enforcement

On August 31, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), an arm of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) within the Executive Branch, issued a memorandum (M-20-31 memorandum) to implement Section 6 of Executive Order 13924, which reflects the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the economic consequences of COVID-19 as…

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