A bill that would ensure fintechs can continue to partner with banks to make loans at interest rates that exceed state caps drew some bipartisan support on Wednesday, despite opposition by consumer groups.
The House passed an appropriations bill that on the surface advanced key regulatory relief provisions sought by banks, but it could also open the door to higher examination fees, particularly for state-chartered banks.
Nearly all branches in storm-affected areas were still closed a week after New Orleans' levees broke, but regulators and bankers went to work opening new emergency branches and taking other steps to get institutions operating again.
As Republicans policymakers pursue efforts to revamp the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and replace its leadership, state agencies are already preparing to fill any vacuum that might ensue if the CFPB steps back.
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