A Federal Reserve working group, made up of government and payments industry experts, developed a uniform fraud classification system to address fraud involving Automated Clearing House, wire, and check payments.
The SEC provided conditional relief from certain Exchange Act credit-arranging prohibitions to broker-dealers designated as agents for the Federal Reserve Board's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility.
The CFTC Divisions of Market Oversight, Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, and Clearing and Risk warned regulated entities "to prepare for the possibility that certain contracts may continue to experience extreme market volatility, low liquidity and possibly negative pricing."
In a new staff report on the nexus between central counterparties and clearing member banks, the Bank for International Settlements emphasized the need for central banks to evaluate the two entity types collectively.
Industry associations urged the Basel Committee on Bank Supervision and IOSCO to publicly recommend an extension of the implementation deadlines for the Phase 5 and Phase 6 initial margin requirements for uncleared derivatives.
The House Financial Services Committee considered legislation to (i) prohibit retail businesses from refusing cash payments and (ii) encourage an increase in mobile banking and electronic payment technologies.