Just an editor’s note that, since we began writing about federal financial institution regulation about 10 months ago, Regulatory Report (regreport.info) has posted more than 1,000 individual items about the five regulatory agencies and their activities.
Those regulators are: the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP – which was CFPB when we started last year), the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Sometimes, we include the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and other related agencies.
Over these last 10 months we’ve learned a great deal – and sometimes, we have been just plain fascinated about what we’ve learned. Clearly, the financial institution regulatory agencies are undergoing change, as is the financial institution regulatory environment.
Our mission, as articulated last year when we started, is to shine a light on the activities and views of these important regulatory agencies, as well as the change they are experiencing – without leaning toward (or against) a particular political, cultural or economic agenda.
Over the last 10 months, in addition to the number of posts we have made, we have watched our readership and engagement rise steadily. Over the next 10 months to one year, we look forward to posting an additional 1,000 items (if not more), keep shining a light on the important actions of these federal regulatory agencies – and learning even more.