Regulatory reform

Vaping deaths could slow pot banking momentum

10/17/19

The Senate Banking Committee chairman said he wants to revise legislation enabling banks to serve marijuana businesses to ensure it does not benefit vaping providers that have sparked safety concerns.

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Hensarling joins Milken Institute as senior fellow

10/17/19

The former House Financial Services Committee chairman follows other notable former officials who went to the think tank after government careers.

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Why reforming Fannie and Freddie is so hard to do

10/16/19

As the administration gears up to end a decade of government control of Fannie and Freddie, are there any good options?

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Joint CRA plan is no sure thing, FDIC's McWilliams says

10/16/19

The three federal bank regulators often say they want to work together to reform the Community Reinvestment Act. But once again, a senior official has raised the possibility the agencies will move separately.

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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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FDIC to rescind four policies deemed outdated

10/10/19

As part of an effort to reduce regulatory burden, the agency will retire policy statements from the 1980s and nineties dealing with securities subsidiaries, failed-bank receiverships and other matters.

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Has banking become too political?

10/09/19

Large banks are increasingly taking stands on social issues like gun rights and climate change. Some see this as a troubling development.

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Agencies sign off on final Volcker Rule changes

10/08/19

The reforms will result in significant changes to the proprietary trading ban first proposed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and mandated in the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Ruling cuts short debt collectors’ victory lap over CFPB proposal

10/07/19

The industry had welcomed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plan allowing debt collectors to use electronic communication, but some worry about the effect of a court decision concerning email correspondence.

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Fed plans meeting to finalize reg relief for midsize banks

10/03/19

The central bank will consider rules to create a tiered structure for supervising banks with over $100 billion of assets and to ease resolution plan requirements.

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