Regulatory relief

What's left of the Volcker Rule after the final rewrite?

08/20/19

After two regulatory agencies adopted final revisions to the rule, Dodd-Frank defenders expressed concern that the amendments to the proprietary trading ban undermined the post-crisis statute.

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Lukewarm reception for FDIC plan to ease deposit rate limits

08/20/19

The agency is trying to update its rate-cap policy for institutions that fall below "well-capitalized." But it remains to be seen if the proposed changes fully address community bankers' concerns.

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Regulators scrap proposed Volcker Rule compliance standard

08/20/19

The agencies had proposed an "accounting prong" as an alternative means to determine which proprietary trades are banned, but their final rule heeded industry concerns that that would be worse than the current approach.

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A-Rod, J. Lo invest in fintech; Inverted yield curve hurts regionals

08/20/19

The power couple wants to help turn Acorns Grow from a niche app into a megabank; with many floating-rate loans, regionals’ profits drop as yields slip.

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4 big questions ahead of Volcker 2.0 rollout

08/19/19

Banks stand to enjoy new flexibility in complying with Dodd-Frank’s proprietary trading ban, but it remains to be seen if regulators will grant them all the relief they have sought.

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How a Volcker Rule rewrite could backfire

08/13/19

Critics of the Dodd-Frank provision are likely heartened by indications that policymakers may soon finalize a more bank-friendly version of the trading ban, but that relief could come at a price.

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Regulators close to unveiling Volcker revamp: Sources

08/13/19

Wall Street watchdogs are poised to take a major step toward overhauling limits on banks’ ability to trade with their own funds, according to people familiar with the effort.

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CFPB extends comment period on debt collection plan

08/02/19

The CFPB is giving the public an additional 30 days so consumer groups have more time to respond.

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Unfinished business: 8 reg-relief items on agencies' docket

08/01/19

The regulators have yet to complete rules on regional bank supervision, community bank capital and other provisions meant to ease institutions' burden.

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Waters, Brown warn regulators not to weaken margin rules

08/01/19

Expanding exemptions for initial margin requirements on swaps transactions “would harm financial stability and U.S. taxpayers,” said the top Democrats on the House and Senate banking panels.

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