On January 30, a Tennessee-based community bank entered into a consent order with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. following the agency’s allegations that the Bank engaged in unsafe or unsound banking practices relating to its third-party risk management practices with its fintech partners. While the order does not list the FDIC’s concerns with the bank’s third-party partnerships, the order requires it to come up with a plan within 60 days to end its relationship with its “significant third-party fintech partners.” In addition, the bank must implement a program to evaluate and manage the risks associated with the fintechs it directly works with, and fintechs with whom its direct partners work. Continue Reading FDIC Issues Consent Order Against Tennessee Bank

On December 21, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the FDIC issued its audit memorandum on the FDIC’s Regional Service Provider (RSP) Examination Program. The OIG’s objective was to assess the effectiveness of the FDIC’s RSP Examination Program related to third-party risks to banks, including for compliance with interagency service provider guidance (we discussed this final guidance in a previous blog post here).Continue Reading OIG Issues Audit Memorandum to FDIC’s Regional Service Provider Examination Program, Impacts Fintechs