Patrick McHenry on the CFPB’s Project Catalyst

Project Catalyst is a CFPB initiative designed to allow the Bureau to collaborate with startups, nonprofits and banks on new financial innovations; Patrick McHenry writes about the initiative’s failed attempt for innovation through its no-action letter provision and instead says the Bureau should favor using sandbox programs; in Patrick McHenry’s opinion editorial he argues for a better innovation testing environment, stating, “Congress needs to provide our federal regulators the ability to create a permanent beta testing environment that allows the agencies to test whether financial products are what they claim to be, while allowing a startup’s compliance officer – who is usually the company’s founder – peace of mind.” Source

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