Policymaking

Dimon defends his role as Trump adviser

05/16/17

JPMorgan Chase's chief caught a lot of Trump blowback at its annual meeting but refused an activist investor's challenge to step down from the president’s council on jobs.

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Tarp was not a bailout, and the government's profit was huge

05/16/17

The fact that the Troubled Asset Relief Program made billions is of no help to the thousands of banks that suffered, and are still suffering, from the grossly unfair rollout.

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How a N.J. community bank ended up in a political and social media firestorm

05/15/17

Lakeland Bank in Oak Ridge, N.J., found itself deluged by hundreds of angry tweets and Facebook posts Monday after a former bank executive cited pressure from a top House Republican in her resignation.

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Financial institutions praise Trump executive order on cybersecurity

05/11/17

President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to reinforce the country’s cybersecurity defenses, a move that financial institutions view as a positive step toward creating a more resilient financial system.

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CFPB makes first move toward small-biz data requirements

05/10/17

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to launch an inquiry into small-business lending, the first step toward crafting a rule for the collection and reporting of data.

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Guaranty failure exposes retail banking’s cracks

05/09/17

The acquirer of the failed Guaranty Bank took a pass on the latter’s 107 in-store branches, leading to their shutdown and a disruption in service for many low-income customers.

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Fannie, Freddie detail plans to help mobile home market

05/08/17

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued proposals Monday to create pilot programs for loans on mobile homes, part of an ambitious plan for underserved and rural housing markets.

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OCC morale took a big hit from Wells scandal

05/04/17

As Keith Noreika takes over as acting head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Friday, he faces a daunting challenge: a precipitous drop in morale at the agency.

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There’s more to bank regulation than higher capital

04/28/17

The debate over banking policy has tended to leave out all the other factors examiners use to gauge institution strength, therefore sidestepping a comprehensive approach to safety and soundness regulation.

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CFPB to hold May hearing on small-business loans

04/25/17

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Tuesday that it will hold a public hearing next week on small-business lending.

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