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Navigating the New Frontier: The CFPB’s Proposal on Digital Wallets and Online Payments

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed extending banklike supervision to major tech companies like GooglePay, ApplePay, PayPal, and CashApp, aiming to ensure consumer safeguards in digital wallets and online payments. This would involve rigorous inspection of privacy protections, executive conduct, and compliance with fair practice laws, potentially leveling the playing field and fostering competition while providing increased consumer protection in the digital age.