WASHINGTON — Banks are scrambling to prepare for new regulations governing remittance transfers that take effect in February, while pushing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to change a rule they say is unworkable. 

The bureau finalized a rule last January expanding remittance disclosures, and revised it in August to exempt institutions with fewer than 100 remittances a year. But industry groups are still asking the bureau to relax certain requirements, or at the very least give them more time to comply.

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