Policymaking

Choke Point epilogue: Are banks free to refuse service?

04/04/19

The battle lines drawn over federal efforts to restrict bank relationships with politically risky industries used to be clear cut. Not anymore.

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Senators request details from Trump's Fed pick on unpaid taxes

04/03/19

Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., pressed Stephen Moore for details about reports that he owes more than $75,000 in taxes and failed to pay more than $300,000 in alimony and child support.

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Warren doubles down on ending ‘too big to jail’

04/03/19

The Massachusetts senator introduced legislation Wednesday that would require executives of large corporations to serve jail time when their companies commit crimes, including for violations of civil law.

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No free pass for fintechs

04/03/19

Community banks are open to working with innovative financial startups, but regulators must ensure they face the same oversight standards as traditional banks.

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CRA reform crucial for tackling rural poverty

04/02/19

The current debate around changes to the Community Reinvestment Act should include discussions about how the law can be used to better support low-income communities in remote areas.

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Dem senators press Trump administration to fill regulatory posts

04/02/19

Four lawmakers are calling on the White House to act quickly to appoint members to Democratic slots on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s board and on the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Look forward, not backward to fix FDIC's flawed brokered deposit rules

04/01/19

Current rules developed in the early 1990s were driven more by politics than facts.

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GSE capital rule expected this summer: FHFA's Otting

03/28/19

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is planning on finalizing its proposed capital requirements for the government-sponsored enterprises this summer, the agency's acting director said Wednesday.

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Get a handle on reputation risk before it's too late

03/28/19

More attention should be paid to strategically preventing and mitigating problems that harm bank reputations.

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Will GSE reform hurt small lenders? Senators weigh in

03/27/19

Senators dove into how to ensure housing finance reform serves lenders of all sizes, just as the Trump administration moved closer to crafting its own GSE plan.

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