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CSBS VIsion 2020

Learn how state regulators are working to adopt an integrated, 50-state licensing and supervisory system, leveraging technology and smart regulatory policy to transform the interaction between industry, regulators, and consumers.

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What is the Conference of State
Bank Supervisors?


The Conference of State Bank Supervisors is the nationwide organization of financial regulators from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For more than a century, CSBS has given state supervisors a national forum to coordinate supervision and develop policy. CSBS also represents its members before federal policymakers and regulators, provides training, and manages the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System.


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CSBS is currently requesting responses to the Quarter 1 2020 Community Bank Sentiment Index Survey.
Oct 1, 2019
Press Room
The CSBS Chairman talks about the importance of community bank research
Oct 1, 2019
A new series of CSBS papers will describe the various business segments within the nonbank industry, explain how they are currently licensed and supervised by state financial regulators, and discuss issues affecting regulatory changes going forward
Feb 13, 2020
Data Tools
A new map displaying details on Consumer Finance Laws across the 50 states.
Feb 12, 2020
Mar 2 - Apr 3
At your computer
Mar 2 - Apr 3
At your computer
Mar 9 - Mar 13
Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 23 - Mar 26
Washington, District of Columbia

Recent Updates

What Exactly Does "Fintech" Mean?, CSBS in the Media, and Revolutionizing the Supervision of Fintechs & Nonbanks
Feb 27, 2020
Blog post
Federal court in New York rules that the fintech-related case is not ready to consider on its merits. CSBS has similar litigation pending in a D.C. court.
Dec 15, 2017
Press Room
A federal court rules that New York's case against the OCC can proceed regarding whether the OCC has authority to grant national bank charters to nonbanks
May 2, 2019
Press Room
At issue: the OCC's recent decision to create a special purpose charter for financial technology firms
Sep 12, 2018
Vision 2020 is a state regulator initiative to modernize the regulation of fintech companies and other non-depositories. The goal: an integrated, 50-state system of licensing and supervision.
Jan 8, 2018
Blog post
What have CSBS and state regulators done recently to modernize the regulation of nonbanks, including fintechs? Read on for an update on Vision 2020 initiatives.
Apr 25, 2019