Financial Services Spotlight

January 2016 First Half Developments

Posted by Roy Andersen on Jan 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The CFTC wants to remove the requirement that certain foreign applicants provide fingerprints, while experts on security are advocating at the same time that there be greater sharing of fingerprint and other data to identify people between the U.S. and foreign countries.  The introduced the formula for this year for determining the banks that will be treated as global systemically important bank companies for purposes of the capital surcharges.

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Topics: Fingerprinting, Capital Surcharges, Global Banking, Foreign Banking, CFTC, Uncleared Swaps

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Roy C. Andersen, of counsel in Sullivan & Worcester's New York office, is a member of the Corporate Department. Mr. Andersen focuses on bank regulatory and compliance matters, including international banks and their branches and agencies in New York.

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