Jelena McWilliams

FDIC must have full board to rule on BB&T-SunTrust: Sherrod Brown


In separate letters to President Trump and the head of the FDIC, the Senate Democrat said the merger cannot be approved until all five seats of the agency's board of directors are filled.


FDIC board backs reg relief proposals for foreign banks, living wills


Following the Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC signed off on proposed measures to ease resolution planning requirements and tailor supervisory standards for foreign banking companies operating in the U.S.


Why are policymakers so afraid of the word 'deregulation'?


Regulators and lawmakers go to great lengths to avoid using the term for reforms in the Trump era, but its meaning is consistent with recent steps to revise and clarify the post-crisis regime.


Agencies near consensus on key elements of CRA reform


Senior officials at the OCC, FDIC and Fed signaled they agree more than they disagree on a plan to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act.


OCC and FDIC chiefs signal progress on CRA reform


In successive speeches, Joseph Otting and Jelena McWilliams expressed hope for a Community Reinvestment Act rule by early next year, and also said regulators should align their small-dollar lending policies.


FDIC issues reg relief proposals tied to custodial funds, deposit records


The board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Friday made several proposals meant to simplify post-crisis rules, prompting opposition from its most recent former chairman.


FDIC’s McWilliams looks to Fifth Third to fill senior leadership jobs


Two of three hires announced by the agency come from the Ohio bank, where the FDIC chairman formerly served as a top executive.


Examiners should stay focused on ‘big picture’: FDIC’s McWilliams


The head of the agency said she wants FDIC staff to be proactive with banks that show visible problems, but not “focus more on seeking out dirt than on whether the home is clean.”


Are regulators close to consensus on CRA reform?


Recent remarks from top officials at the FDIC and Fed suggest the agencies' recent impasse over reforming the Community Reinvestment Act may be ending.


FDIC chief ties personal story to CRA reform effort


Recounting her family’s financial struggles, Jelena McWilliams said regulatory policy should address the plight of the underbanked.