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Featured Article filed under Banking | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 1 Comment | Updated on Mar 18, 2011

Why Republicans Hate Warren’s CFPB But Love Another Bank Regulator

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/why-republicans-hate-warrens-cfpb-love-another-bank-regulator/

What’s really at issue in the fight over the CFPB is not how the agency is structured or how much power it will have, but whose interests it serves. Continue reading

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Article filed under Banking | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Apr 7, 2010

What Big Banks Fear More than the CFPA

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/what-big-banks-fear-more-cfpa/

Hanging in the balance of the financial reform debate is an issue that has received far less attention than the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, but is at least as important and probably more so: whether Congress will restore the authority of states to oversee national banks. Continue reading

Rule filed under Banking | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Nov 24, 2008

ATM Surcharge Bans – Santa Monica

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rule/atm-surcharge-bans/2126-2/

Santa Monica, California, became the first city in the nation to ban ATM surcharges in 1999. Wells Fargo and Bank of America filed suit and, with the support of the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), succeeded in getting the law overturned by the courts. Continue reading

Rule filed under Banking | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Nov 24, 2008

ATM Surcharge Bans – San Francisco

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rule/atm-surcharge-bans/2125-2/

Wells Fargo and Bank of America filed suit and, with the support of the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), succeeded in getting San Francisco’s ATM surcharge ban overturned by the courts. Continue reading

Rule filed under Banking | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Nov 24, 2008

ATM Surcharge Bans – Iowa

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rule/atm-surcharge-bans/2123-2/

ATM networks in most regions are owned or controlled by a handful of large banks, which, not surprisingly, tend to adopt network rules and rate structures that boost their own profits and undermine smaller competitors. Iowa was, for many years, an exception. In the 1970s, Iowa lawmakers had the foresight to enact a set of rules to ensure that the ATM infrastructure would be equitably shared among the state’s financial institutions. Continue reading

Rule filed under Banking | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Nov 24, 2008

ATM Surcharge Bans – Connecticut

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rule/atm-surcharge-bans/2122-2/

Connecticut was one of two states that prohibited ATM surcharges. The state’s ban was the result of an administrative order issued by Banking Commissioner John Burke in 1995. His interpretation was challenged in 1997 by two national banks, First Union and FleetBoston Financial. In December 1999, the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned Burke’s order as an invalid interpretation of existing state law. Continue reading

Resource filed under Banking, Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Nov 5, 2001

The New Rules Journal – Fall 2001

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/new-rules-journal-fall-2001/

Feature Stories:
Rogue Agencies Gut State Banking Laws — On the Cutting Edge — Feds Swat State Support for Medical Marijuana — Mapping the Internet Continue reading

Article filed under Banking | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Sep 5, 2001

Rogue Agencies Gut State Banking Laws

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rogue-agencies-gut-state-banking-laws/

The only reason you’re not afraid of the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision is because you don’t know what they do. Called indentured servants to the national banking industry, they are dismantling the state regulatory system piece by piece, with nothing more than a polite scolding from Congress…. Continue reading