Randal Quarles

Powell unsure on future CRA path if Fed parts with other agencies

12/11/19

The Fed chairman said he has not given up on the central bank agreeing with other regulatory agencies on a plan to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act, but admitted, "I don’t know whether that will be possible or not.”

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Democrats seek assurance regulators won't weaken CRA

12/05/19

A day after House Democrats urged the banking agencies to unite behind a joint plan to update the Community Reinvestment Act, Senate Democrats worried that an impending proposal from the OCC and FDIC will reduce access to credit.

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House Democrats implore regulators to get in sync on CRA

12/04/19

Lawmakers blasted an apparent decision by the OCC and FDIC to move forward with a proposal to reform the Community Reinvestment Act without the support of the Fed.

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Regulators give wary nod to use of alternative data in underwriting

12/03/19

Alternative data "may improve the speed and accuracy of credit decisions and may help firms evaluate the creditworthiness of consumers," the agencies said.

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FedNow is necessary, Fed digital currency is not: Mester

11/24/19

The Cleveland Fed president dismissed concerns about the central bank's faster payments system competing with The Clearing House's network, while saying that a national digital currency is less of a necessity in the U.S. than in other countries.

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Regulators’ push for innovation shouldn’t come at expense of prudence

10/25/19

It's time to establish a fintech commission.

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Regional banks sound alarm over new interest rate benchmark

10/16/19

Executives sent a letter to the federal banking regulators last month expressing concern that an alternative to the London interbank offered rate could limit credit availability.

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Fed finishes overhaul of post-crisis supervisory regime

10/10/19

The central bank finalized a host of regulatory-relief changes mostly benefiting midsize and regional banks that hew closely to proposals issued in April and last fall.

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Refining supervision is as vital as tweaking post-crisis rules: Quarles

09/27/19

The Fed’s top regulatory official said how agencies adjust their supervisory approach may prove just as important as their rulemaking efforts.

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Fed proposes capital requirements for insurance units

09/06/19

The Fed is seeking feedback on a "Building Block Approach" to risk-based capital standards for firms heavily engaged in insurance activities.

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