How a tweak to the Federal Home Loan banks could save cities


Congress should pass legislation that would allow Home Loan banks to backstop deposits by local governments at commercial banks and lower the cost of bond financing, two mayors argue.


NCUA’s Harper warns of possible premiums as Hood teases new department


Two board members for the credit union regulator spoke during a NAFCU event, highlighting liquidity issues, plans for new departments at the agency and more.


Changes to NCUA's liquidity tool should sunset at year-end


For all the damage from the pandemic and economic downturn, this crisis has not impacted liquidity. Lawmakers would be foolish to permanently alter the Central Liquidity Facility.


UBS plans higher fees to push rich clients out of costly cash


The company and its global peers have seen their profitability hurt by half a decade of negative interest rates, which effectively make banks pay for holding clients’ cash.


PPP lenders nearing $10B asset mark fear regulatory nightmare


Several community banks are warning Congress that their participation in the Paycheck Protection Program could cause them to cross a threshold that may lead to, among other things, supervision by the CFPB and a cap on interchange fees.


Fed to have payments service ready 'as soon as practicably possible'


The central bank released new details about FedNow, which officials hope to get off the ground before a 2023 or 2024 target launch date.


Fannie, Freddie to face bank-like liquidity standards starting Sept. 1


The mortgage giants will have to meet benchmarks for covering cash flow needs during stressed periods. The FHFA views the requirements as a prerequisite to the companies exiting conservatorship.


Repealing brokered deposit law would be a costly mistake


Congress and the FDIC are considering easing limits on banks' holdings of such deposits, a move that could inadvertently lead to more expensive failures.


No, CLOs will not cause the next banking crisis


An article in The Atlantic warning that collateralized loan obligations will be banks’ next downfall overestimates the risk of these securities.


Small change is becoming a big problem for banks


At a congressional hearing, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell discussed steps to get the flow of coins to financial institutions back to pre-pandemic levels, as well as ways to ease other industry burdens.