Regulatory reform

Fed's Quarles details his ideal approach to bank supervision


The central bank’s top regulatory official laid out a comprehensive set of proposals to update how the agency supervises banks — particularly large institutions — with an eye toward improving transparency.


Waters urges regulators to ensure integrity of CRA public comments


The House Financial Services Committee chair asked two regulatory agencies about what steps they've taken to prevent fabricated comment letters as they invite the public to weigh in on Community Reinvestment Act changes.


Regulators aren't only ones at odds over CRA reform


As the regulatory agencies have struggled to reach a consensus, a proposal championed by Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has divided lawmakers and been assailed by community groups.


FHA wants banks back. Updating servicing could be the answer.


Despite changes by the Federal Housing Administration, bankers remain reluctant to join the program for fear of legal liability. But that could change if it revamps servicing processes, experts say.


Banking 2025: Can regulators catch up to tech changes?


Policymaking has moved at an agonizingly slow speed compared with the exponential growth of technology, leaving regulators and lawmakers facing a huge task over how to keep up. 


House banking panel to hold two hearings this month on CRA reform plan


House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters announced she will hold two hearings in January to examine a proposal to overhaul the Community Reinvestment Act.


The 2020 legislative docket: AML reform, GSEs, Dems v. regulators


The window to change beneficial-ownership rules or pass other measures will be narrow, but some legislative efforts from 2019 will carry over and House Democrats will resume inquiries of certain industry CEOs and Trump-appointed regulators.


Fed could write a new chapter on bank supervision in 2020


With adjustments to the post-crisis regulatory framework now complete, the Federal Reserve may begin the decade year with a focus on supervisory and examination processes.


Supreme Court battle, presidential race loom over CFPB in 2020


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a busy policy agenda heading into the new year, as well as strong external forces that are beyond its control.


Fed, FDIC extend comment period for input on Camels ratings


The two agencies have delayed the deadline for the public to respond to a request for information on the rating system used to score banks' overall health.