Policymaking

Crapo presses banks to keep serving 'politically disfavored' industries

03/27/19

Letters to eight bank CEOs from the Idaho senator were a rebuttal to calls by some Democrats for financial institutions to cut ties with firearms manufacturers, prison companies and others.

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Bank regulators aren't doing enough to address economic inequality

03/27/19

The Financial Stability Oversight Council should adopt measures that help vulnerable communities.

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

03/26/19

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

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Fannie and Freddie are way too big

03/26/19

The government-sponsored enterprises have continued to expand over the past decade, despite being in conservatorship. New leadership at the FHFA should reverse this trend.

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Fed 'independence' is a slippery slope

03/21/19

The role of the central bank has changed over the decades, but presidential pressure on the Fed has been a constant.

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Are regulators close to consensus on CRA reform?

03/18/19

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

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Better capital standards, not more

03/18/19

Policymakers should continue to simplify requirements, so that banks and regulators alike can focus on the most important measures of stability.

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Crapo planning two days of Senate Banking hearings on GSE reform

03/15/19

The Senate Banking Committee will hold two hearings at the end of March on Chairman Mike Crapo’s most recent framework for housing finance reform.

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‘The mere staffing of CFPB is a waste of money': Comments of the week

03/14/19

Readers debate the merits of activist pressure on bank business, discuss the Trump administration's influence on the CFPB, consider Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan's performance before Congress and more.

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Customer-facing employees need to be held accountable in AML fight

03/14/19

With heightened scrutiny from regulators and the public for wrongdoing, financial institutions need to put more focus on preventing mistakes in the first place.

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