Appraisals

House passes five bipartisan financial services bills

09/11/19

The legislation takes aim at third-party bank service vendors, the backlog of FHA appraisals, rural housing assistance and other issues where there is broad agreement.

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Deutsche, UBS discussed alliance; battle over regulation continues

08/26/19

The banks considered an “unusual” investment banking merger; Volcker rule win will be followed by fights on capital rules, liquidity and stress tests.

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Unfinished business: 8 reg-relief items on agencies' docket

08/01/19

The regulators have yet to complete rules on regional bank supervision, community bank capital and other provisions meant to ease institutions' burden.

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Banks, appraisers assail NCUA rule as 'bad public policy'

07/18/19

The National Credit Union Administration caught flak after it approved raising the threshold for appraisals on commercial real estate loans to $1 million.

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Financial Services Committee passes bills to reform credit reporting

07/12/19

Legislation backed by Democrats to reform the credit bureaus and allow consumers greater access to their information advanced without any Republican support.

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'One less Cordray disciple in the Swamp': Comments of the week

05/23/19

Readers weigh in on the role of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, consider personnel changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, debate the viability of public banks and more.

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NCUA appraisal plan is far from risky

05/20/19

The credit union regulator’s proposal to raise the appraisal threshold for nonresidential real estate loans won’t harm the economy or consumers, contrary to critics’ claims.

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NCUA’s appraisal plan ignores lessons of last crisis

05/09/19

The credit union regulator’s proposal to raise the threshold for home-sale appraisals to $1 million could introduce more risk into the financial system, particularly if bank regulators follow suit.

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Bank regulators reject request for hearing on appraisal changes

02/22/19

The federal banking agencies will not hold a hearing on a proposal to reduce the number of residential real estate transactions that require an appraisal.

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'A textbook example of rent-seeking': Comments of the week

01/11/19

Readers weigh in on pushback by appraisers to a new regulatory proposal, consider credit card issuers' role in the gun debate, respond to recent credit union mergers and more.

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