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The role of state regulators

Did you know that most financial regulation occurs outside Washington?

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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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Policy
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 7, 2018
Blog post
Here are a few key findings from the 2017 research report conducted by CSBS and the Federal Reserve
Nov 29, 2017
Press Room
Seven states agree to a multi-state compact that will significantly streamline the licensing process for fintechs and other money services businesses. More states are expected to join.
Feb 6, 2018
Data Tools
This interactive map displays the number of state-chartered banks per state. State-chartered banks are supervised by their respective state regulator.
Nov 1, 2017
Mar 5 - Mar 8
Washington, District of Columbia
Mar 5 - Mar 8
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 10
Brooklyn, New York
Apr 23 - Apr 25
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Recent Updates

Blog post
In a comment letter to the Federal Reserve Board, CSBS sought clarification on whether directing supervisory findings to a bank’s senior management instead of the board could limit the board’s ability to provide effective oversight
Feb 23, 2018
Press Room
CSBS has announced 54 student teams from 47 colleges and universities across the United States will participate in its 2018 Community Bank Case Study Competition
Feb 22, 2018
Blog post
CSBS President and CEO John Ryan spoke at the 2018 user conference of the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System, and shared his views on the 10th anniversary of NMLS as well as a look ahead to the state regulation of nonbanks
Feb 15, 2018
Blog post
What do you do if you haven't saved much for retirement? Pennsylvania regulator Robin Weissmann has advice for you on steps to take and scams to avoid.
Feb 22, 2018
Policy
While state regulators are supportive of the removal of duplicative guidance, we believe that additional clarity is needed regarding the proposed changes to the communication of examination findings.
Feb 21, 2018
Policy
State regulators are responsible for chartering, licensing and supervising state-chartered banks and non-bank financial services providers, including mortgage lenders.
Oct 26, 2017