The SEC Office of the Investor Advocate identified "problematic products and practices" and summarized steps the agency and related self-regulatory organizations took to respond to investor concerns during the past year.
The SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations highlighted exam priorities for 2019. The priorities focus on areas that represent increased risks to retail investors and the integrity of the U.S. capital markets.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Ombudsman detailed the agency's internal engagement and outreach initiatives in a 2018 Annual Report titled Advocating for Fair Process in Consumer Financial Protection .
The Financial Conduct Authority Cryptoasset Taskforce advised UK authorities to take "strong action" to mitigate the potential tricks associated with cryptoassets, but expressed a positive view overall of the benefits offered by these new technologies. The report is a very positive step from the UK regulators, and a good regulatory start in analyzing and encouraging the right type of DLT activity.
In a report to Congress, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau evaluated a 2013 rule requiring remittance transfer providers to make certain disclosures to consumers regarding costs, fees and other information prior to the purchase of such transfers.