FDIC

FDIC not consistent in assessing impact of rules: Watchdog

02/05/20

The agency agreed to most recommendations made by its inspector general but pushed back on some conclusions.

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The fight over CRA reform just got more complicated

02/04/20

At a recent congressional hearing, OCC chief Joseph Otting showed just how far he might go in allowing reinvestment credits to lenders.

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Leveraged loan risk remains 'elevated,' regulators warn

01/31/20

Nonbanks hold a disproportionate percentage of the worst-rated loans, but banks hold a majority of the market, and risk management safeguards are largely untested, according to an interagency report on shared national credit.

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Regulators propose Volcker Rule changes to allow VC stakes

01/30/20

In another rollback of the bank trading ban, the federal agencies unveiled a plan to allow financial institutions to invest in multiple companies through certain fund structures.

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Fed chief endorses Brainard's critique of CRA plan

01/29/20

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said he was “comfortable” with a recent speech by Gov. Lael Brainard objecting to significant aspects of the Community Reinvestment Act plan proposed by the OCC and FDIC.

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House panel to discuss 'rent-a-bank' concerns in two February hearings

01/29/20

The Financial Services Committee will also hold hearings next month on monetary policy, the CFPB and "astroturfing" worries, among other things.

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FDIC advises banks to exercise caution with agricultural loans

01/28/20

To guard against headwinds in the agricultural sector, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. recommended that institutions consider the “overall financial status” of farm loan borrowers.

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3 questions as OCC chief gets set to defend CRA plan in House

01/28/20

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting upset some House Democrats when he was a no-show at a previous oversight hearing. They will now get a chance to question him about the future of the Community Reinvestment Act.

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5 policy hurdles thwarting federal regulators’ fintech ambitions

01/27/20

An outside paper identifies the statutes, regulations and other bureaucratic realities complicating the banking agencies’ efforts to oversee and benefit from rapidly changing technology.

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Critics of credit union-bank mergers have it all wrong

01/24/20

Bankers may not want to hear this, but communities benefit when credit unions buy banks.

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