Dodd-Frank didn’t build stress testing for coronavirus


Requiring banks to test themselves is likely to be a waste of time in the current crisis, says a former Senate Banking counsel.


Does FSOC have a role to play in coronavirus response?


After budget cuts and a strategic transition, the interagency body conceived by Dodd-Frank to identify systemic threats has largely been silent as the pandemic roils the economy.


Calls for CECL delay expose standard's flaws


If the new accounting standard poses too many risks during an economic crisis, then it's probably not a good idea at all.


Fed moves telegraph fears of prolonged liquidity crisis


The central bank's sweeping actions suggest a cash shortage gripping sectors directly hit by the pandemic. Banks were supposed to be protected by Dodd-Frank but are still vulnerable to a funding domino effect.


Nothing to suggest trickle-down monetary policy will suddenly work


The Fed must set up a ‘family financial facility’ that sends billions to households and small businesses so banks don’t misdirect relief funds.


Virus scare creates perfect storm for mortgage lenders


Refinancing activity is surging, existing borrowers are inquiring about loan modifications, loan closings are being delayed by more complex credit checks — and banks are short on people to handle it all.


How regulators can kick COVID-19’s bank shock into remission


There are several forbearance measures the agencies can take now to keep banks from failing in a downturn triggered by the coronavirus.


Virus is Dodd-Frank's first real test


If banks are unable to weather the economic fallout from the outbreak, calls for more dramatic reforms could get louder.


Promontory Interfinancial adds two industry veterans to its board


The network offering an array of vendor services to member banks named former trade group chiefs Camden Fine and Ed Yingling to its board and has hired former American Banker Editor-in-Chief Rob Blackwell as chief content officer and head of external affairs.


CFPB proposes legislation to pay whistleblowers who tip off agency


The agency's effort to engage with lawmakers on a whistleblower award program is one of three initiatives the bureau announced to advance its strategy of preventing consumer harm.