Regulatory actions and programs

Senate Democrats urge bank regulators to assess climate risks


The lawmakers want U.S. banking agencies to join their international peers in ensuring the financial system is resilient to climate-related risks.


CFPB's Kraninger announces changes to key management posts


The hiring of a former GOP congressional aide suggests the bureau will continue to rely on political appointees in senior positions.


FINRA fines Morgan Stanley $10M for anti-money-laundering failures


The alleged supervisory lapses occurred over a five-year period, according to the regulator.


Wells Fargo's latest troubles suggest tougher stance by OCC


An eight-month-old consent order appears to be forcing the San Francisco bank to grapple more deeply than it did previously with the many failures that led to its account-opening scandal.


Lawmakers join opposition to SBA poultry lending plan


Dozens of House members and four senators agree with arguments by farmers and lenders that a proposed change to the 7(a) program would disqualify worthy borrowers.


Senate vote puts Kraninger step closer to leading CFPB


A motion to limit debate on the nominee to run the consumer bureau passed along strictly party lines, setting the stage for her to be confirmed as early as next week.


Bankers mobilize against SBA proposal on poultry lending


Lenders fear the agency's rule could make most poultry producers ineligible for 7(a) loans.


Beware the tidy narrative about Operation Choke Point


Payday lenders argue that banks cut ties with their industry due to pressure from biased and hostile regulators. But the reality, in some cases, may be more nuanced.


BB&T released from some regulatory actions tied to AML compliance


The company continues to be restricted from pursuing acquisitions until the Federal Reserve lifts its enforcement order requiring it to strengthen anti-money-laundering controls.


Public deserves to know results of OCC sales practices inquiry


The agency has no plans to release general findings from an extensive review of sales practices at large and midsized banks. That's troublesome, and will only fuel the perception that it is too cozy with the institutions it regulates.