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The Evolution of Banking: The 2020 Cato Summit on Financial Regulation — Closing Fireside Chat: The Role of State Regulators

Hundreds of innovative firms have now entered into payments, lending, and other consumer financial markets that banks used to dominate. These new entrants have raised the quality, lowered the cost, and expanded the reach of financial products to Americans who were previously excluded. But their growth has also raised questions about the fitness of existing regulation. Does it adequately address consumer protection and prudential concerns about these new entrants? What are the relative roles of state and federal regulators? And how can policy change best encourage entry into banking that will benefit consumers? Join us for an outstanding virtual program, featuring leading policymakers and experts, at Cato’s sixth annual Summit on Financial Regulation.

Linda A. Lacewell
Diego Zuluaga
Former Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives