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During a public hearing in New York City, New York State regulators, including Superintendent Maria Vullo of the New York State Department of Financial Services, threatened to block CVS Health’s $69 billion merger with health insurer Aetna if (i) CVS would not agree to hold the line on rising insurance premiums for Aetna’s member population in New York State; and/or (ii) CVS Health refused to submit its CVS/Caremark pharmacy benefits manager business to State regulation. More on Acquisition Here >
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the arrest of a senior employee at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). That employee, Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, has been charged with unlawfully disclosing Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”) to a member of the media, in violation of 31 U.S.C. § 5322 and 18 U.S.C. § 371, both of which carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison. More on FinCEN Charges Here >
On 17 October 2018, the Senate resolved to refer certain credit service providers, including payday lenders, fintech “buy now, pay later” providers and credit repair agencies to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry.  Under the proposed terms of reference, the inquiry will look at:  More on Senate Inquiries Here >
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a webpage announcing the launch of its “Green FinTech Challenge”, an initiative to support firms developing innovative products and services in the green, financial technology sector. The Challenge is open to start-ups, incumbents and technology providers. More on Green FinTech Challenge Here >
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