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PPP reload nearing; Treasury eyes blocking stimulus check garnishment

04/21/20

The administration and Congress are said to be close to adding $310 billion to the small business loan program; the department is looking at whether it can prevent banks from seizing government checks.

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Community banks call for AML relief in next coronavirus aid package

04/14/20

A trade group says suspending so-called beneficial owner rules would help financial institutions make more small-business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Fed eases Wells Fargo asset cap; U.K. bankers forego bonuses

04/09/20

The bank will be allowed to exceed the limit to enable it to make more small business loans; the CEOs of HSBC and StanChart are also donating part of their pay to coronavirus victim charities.

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Banks blame AML rules for emergency loan logjam

04/08/20

They have asked the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the chief anti-money-laundering regulator, to let them collect customer information and verify it after the loan application is processed in order to speed approvals.

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Businesses hitting credit lines; Coronavirus could put banks in the red

03/26/20

Corporations have tapped more than $124 billion in lines in the past three weeks; rating agency says virus “could wipe out a full year of U.S. banking profits.”

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Banks wrestle with coronavirus challenges; Swedbank’s AML fine

03/20/20

Some banks have closed branches or restricted access and bank tech resources are being overwhelmed; bank pays a record SKr4 billion ($400 million) for issues.

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Virus focus further dashes banks’ hopes of pot banking, AML reform

03/16/20

Financial institutions’ legislative agenda was already a low priority in Congress. Lawmakers’ efforts to stabilize the economy have shifted attention even farther away from bills that would benefit the industry.

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More coronavirus challenges for banks; RBS delays

03/12/20

Bankers express confidence despite coronavirus concerns, while consumers ponder cash needs; U.K. will hold off unloading its 62% stake in bank.

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Unity Bancorp in N.J. braces for BSA-related consent order

03/05/20

The company said it expects to enter into the order with the FDIC and its state regulator later this month.

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Banks deal with coronavirus; Fed finalizes bank capital rules

03/05/20

Banks make emergency preparations as HSBC deals with confirmed case; the changes simplify regulations without posing additional systemic risks, the Fed says.

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