Regulatory relief

FDIC extends brokered deposit comment period, citing coronavirus

04/03/20

The agency proposed changes in December to how customer relationships affect the definition of brokered funds, which has big implications for banks that are not well-capitalized.

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Regulators extend comment deadline for Volcker Rule changes

04/02/20

The agencies will give the industry another month to submit feedback on the so-called covered fund portion of the rule "in light of potential disruptions resulting from the coronavirus.”

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Fed delays effective date of bank control rule due to coronavirus

03/31/20

The regulation established standards for investors who own less than a quarter of an institution. Banks are getting more time for implementation as they focus on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Twelve years later, another ill-conceived bailout

03/31/20

The 2008 package proved some banks were too big to fail. But the rushed $2.2 billion stimulus shows now any company can be bailed out.

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CFPB urged to take more active role in coronavirus response

03/30/20

The agency has relaxed some reporting requirements and joined other regulators in encouraging banks to help borrowers, but pressure is building on the bureau to do more to aid consumers suffering financial hardship.

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Fed plowing ahead with stress tests. But should it?

03/27/20

Many argue the economic turmoil from the pandemic makes the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review irrelevant this year, while others say testing banks’ capital strength is crucial now more than ever.

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Banks poised to get new tools after House passes coronavirus relief

03/27/20

The $2 trillion stimulus package, which the Senate passed days earlier, aims to expand Federal Reserve liquidity resources and provide financial institutions with some regulatory relief.

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Coronavirus stimulus package: What do banks need to know?

03/25/20

Details of the $2 trillion deal were still fluid Wednesday, but lawmakers were closing in on a plan that would aim to put banks and consumers alike on stronger financial footing as they weather the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cheat sheet: What's at stake for banks, customers in stimulus battle

03/23/20

Congressional proposals could expand Federal Reserve liquidity support, delay a new credit loss accounting standard, provide certain accounts with unlimited deposit insurance and more to help businesses and consumers reeling from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Will OCC plan silence some critics of bank M&A?

03/19/20

Groups often will oppose mergers on Community Reinvestment Act grounds. But the proposal would tighten standards for when the agency includes “adverse comments” in the process.

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