Federal Reserve

Morgan Stanley to cut jobs; big banks making progress on replacing Libor

12/10/19

The Wall Street bank to shed 1,500 spots ahead of an uncertain 2020; smaller and regional banks are lagging behind but expect to increase their focus next year

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Paul Volcker's impact on banks was bigger than just one rule

12/09/19

Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker is now synonymous with a provision of the Dodd-Frank law. But his legacy extends well beyond that.

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Repo blowup was fueled by big banks and hedge funds, BIS Says

12/09/19

The market was upended because the largest banks hold more liquid assets in Treasuries than at the Fed, limiting their ability to supply repo funding on short notice, according to a new analysis from the Bank for International Settlements.

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Paul Volcker, former Fed chairman who inspired bank risk rule, dies at 92

12/09/19

Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman who broke the back of U.S. inflation in the 1980s and three decades later led President Barack Obama’s bid to rein in the investment risk-taking of commercial banks, has died.

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Truist rising: With megamerger done, pressure on to deliver

12/09/19

Cost cutting and systems integrations are short-term priorities, but over time CEO Kelly King and his heir apparent, Bill Rogers, will have to exploit the combined BB&T-SunTrust's revenue potential and prove the biggest post-crisis merger was a good idea.

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Democrats seek assurance regulators won't weaken CRA

12/05/19

A day after House Democrats urged the banking agencies to unite behind a joint plan to update the Community Reinvestment Act, Senate Democrats worried that an impending proposal from the OCC and FDIC will reduce access to credit.

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Warren releases plan to overhaul bank merger approval process

12/04/19

Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill to require CFPB approval for certain bank merger applications in the wake of regulators' approval of a deal between BB&T and SunTrust.

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House Democrats implore regulators to get in sync on CRA

12/04/19

Lawmakers blasted an apparent decision by the OCC and FDIC to move forward with a proposal to reform the Community Reinvestment Act without the support of the Fed.

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What ongoing repo turmoil means for banks

12/03/19

Federal Reserve officials said they contained fallout from the rate spike in the repurchase agreement market, but the episode poses longer-term repercussions for liquidity rules, the transition to a new interest rate benchmark and other issues.

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Regulators give wary nod to use of alternative data in underwriting

12/03/19

Alternative data "may improve the speed and accuracy of credit decisions and may help firms evaluate the creditworthiness of consumers," the agencies said.

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