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Money, Money, Money . . .

Last Friday's post was inspired by a recent article written by Daniel Sanches entitled"Bitcoin vs. the Buck: Is Currency Competition a Good Thing?Economic Insights (Vol. 3, Issue 2, p. 9) in which he observes:

"Indeed, for 150 years, U.S....

Financial Institutions

Author Wagers Prize Linked Savings Accounts Are Not Lotteries

Recently, I wrote about  Senator Josh Newman's attempt to legalize prize linked savings accounts in California.  Senator Newman's bill,  SB 1055 , would allow a bank or credit union to offer prizes if, among other things depositors are not required to...

Financial Institutions

Is A Prize-Linked Savings Account A Lottery?

In 2014, the United States Congress enacted the American Savings Promotion Act, P.L. 113–251 (DEC. 18, 2014) permitting financial institutions to offer savings accounts, with the added feature of offering chances to win prizes.  According to this...

Financial Institutions

California Proposes To End Bylaw Amendment Reviews

Credit Unions got their start in Nineteenth Century Germany.  In 1909, Roman Catholic textile workers opened the first credit union in the United States, St. Mary's Cooperative Credit Association (later, renamed La Caisse Populaire Ste.-Marie).  At...

10 CCR 30.105, amendment, Bylaws, Commissioner of Business Oversight, Credit Union, Financial Code, Financial Institutions, NCUA, state charter, Uncategorized

How Independent Is The SEC And How Independent Should It Be?

Can the President say "You're Fired!" to an SEC Commissioner?

In a recent post, John Jenkins emphasized the commonly held understanding that the Securities and Exchange Commission is an "independent agency".  The independence of the SEC, however, is...

44 U.S.C. Sec. 3502(5), Broc Romanek, Davis Polk, Financial Institutions, for cause removal, Free Enterprise Fund v. PCAOB, independent regulatory agency, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Legal History, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

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