Federal Reserve

Would raising capital requirements for a rainy day hasten one?

12/13/18

One Federal Reserve governor’s push to use an untapped capital buffer to counteract potential losses is stoking concerns that such a maneuver could spook financial markets.

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Financing challenges of the smallest of small businesses

12/12/18

Owners of firms that employ only themselves would prefer to use loans or lines of credit, but more often than not they resort to credit cards, according to a new Fed report. Is this a missed opportunity for banks?

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CRA strife, fintech charter, updating AML: Inside Otting's first year

12/12/18

More acquainted with the quick decision-making style of the banking world, the comptroller of the currency found a policymaking environment in D.C. that moves at a slower pace.

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Why bank stocks are floundering; blockchain firms retrench

12/11/18

Expected weaker fundamentals, stock buybacks and higher interest rates all to blame; firms are downsizing as bitcoin prices crash.

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Fed won't lift Wells' growth cap until deficiencies are fixed: Powell

12/10/18

The Federal Reserve Board chairman told Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a letter that the central bank is actively reviewing the bank's progress in following a February consent order.

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A big-bank loophole to escape Volcker Rule? Not so fast

12/07/18

The regulatory agencies are the last word on an exemption from the proprietary trading ban, and there are no signs they will expand it beyond small institutions.

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Big-bank capital buffer has advantages in current market: Fed's Brainard

12/07/18

The senior central bank official signaled interest in deploying the countercyclical capital tool for the first time as corporate bond risks build.

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'No wonder they've had 12 straight years of losses': Comments of the Week

12/06/18

Readers sound off on the CFPB's name change, whether the Post Office should be allowed to engage in banking services and the FDIC's call to revamp the de novo process.

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Despite isolationist mood, U.S. isn't going it alone on banking rules

12/04/18

Having the Federal Reserve Board’s bank supervision chief at the helm the Financial Stability Board cements U.S. leadership on cross-border regulation.

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Fed’s quandary: Build or not build a real-time payment network

12/04/18

Whatever the central bank decides, it is sure to ruffle a lot of feathers in the industry.

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