* Goldman Sachs Group and Morgan Stanley are among banks that are subject of the U.K.'s Prudential Regulation Authority's so-called skilled person reports on the quality of the firms' financial reporting, Sky News reports. The U.K. operations of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia are also expected to be included in the reviews.
* Longfin CEO Venkata Meenavalli agreed to pay $400,000 in disgorgement and penalties to settle the Securities and Exchange Commission's charges of fraud. The settlement, which concludes the regulator's actions against the company, Meenavalli and three other individuals, is subject to court approval.
* Du'Bois Crockrom, a customer of Bank of America, filed a class-action lawsuit against the bank accusing it of wrongly charging him and other personal deposit account holders overdraft fees for nonrecurring debit card transactions.
* Organizers of Dallas-based TYME Bank filed an application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for deposit insurance, American Banker reports. Several of the group's members are affiliated with brokerage firm Valkyrie Equities.
* A New York federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by registered investment adviser BlackCrown that sought to block the merger between Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade Holding saying it must retain an attorney if it plans to prosecute the case. In its complaint, BlackCrown alleged that the deal would, among other things, "substantially" reduce competition and "effectively disenfranchise" the independent wealth management industry with firms with $200 million and below in AUM.
* In an upcoming speech at the Urban Institute, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard is expected to discuss the central bank's next move on reforming the Community Reinvestment Act, American Banker reports. The Fed may either issue its own framework for CRA modernization, join the OCC and the FDIC on their pending proposal, or choose to take no action.
* Prosecutors from the Department of Justice in California and North Carolina are probing several former Wells Fargo executives over a 2016 fake-account scandal, and the executives could face criminal charges shortly, American Banker reports. The Comptroller of the Currency and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are assisting the DOJ with the federal criminal investigation.
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