Federal Reserve

Dodd-Frank at 10: How regulation has (and hasn't) changed since law's passage

07/13/20

Policymakers have eased some rules and the Supreme Court recently dealt a blow to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But as the landmark legislation approaches its 10th anniversary, the post-crisis regulatory regime has stayed largely intact.

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Fed's support for corporate debt has been a Wall Street bonanza

07/13/20

The Federal Reserve's extraordinary effort to keep credit flowing to companies during the COVID-19 pandemic is also shunting money to banks' bottom lines.

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Senate Banking Committee to consider controversial Fed board pick

07/10/20

The panel later this month will vote on the nomination of Judy Shelton, whose views on certain policy issues have met with skepticism from both Democrats and Republicans.

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Don’t weaken the G-SIB surcharge

07/10/20

The Fed has already eased certain capital requirements in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It should avoid making any further adjustments to the surcharge, which is meant to keep global banks from creating systemic risks.

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Lenders face quandary over offering Main Street loans to noncustomers

07/09/20

Many big banks say they will focus on existing customers in offering credit through the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending program for midsize businesses. Complex vetting and fear of being inundated are said to be among their concerns.

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Fed's Quarles urges nations to strengthen bank resolution plans

07/07/20

Randal Quarles, who is also chairman of the Financial Stability Board, said FSB members must do more to prepare for bank failures.

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Black communities need more help from Fed

07/07/20

The Main Street Lending Program and other Federal Reserve loan facilities should be tailored to the needs of Black-owned banks and businesses.

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Fed to start buying loan stakes in coronavirus rescue program

07/06/20

Banks participating in the Main Street Lending Program were able to register for and offer credit to businesses last month, but the Federal Reserve said Monday it was set to make the effort fully operational.

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Federal loan programs seek borrowers; ECB to encourage more bank mergers

07/02/20

The Main Street Lending Program is off to a slow start, while the PPP is extended five weeks to distribute the remaining $130 billion in loans; the European regulator is softening its stance to allow more deals.

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Banks 'not getting a ton of interest' in Main Street program: Powell

06/30/20

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said about 300 lenders have signed on to the program and that the central bank is committed to making adjustments that could attract more borrowers.

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