Securities

Fed’s new TALF has a major gap

03/26/20

Many borrowers will suffer unless the program, the central bank's latest response to the coronavirus pandemic, includes consumer loans issued by fintechs.

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Banks and Thrifts with the Largest Securities Portfolios

01/13/20

On Sep. 30, 2019. Dollars in thousands.

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Banks and Thrifts with the Largest Securities Portfolios

10/15/19

On Jun. 30, 2019. Dollars in thousands.

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Virtual Currency's New Frontier: Cryptocollateral

09/30/19

States are just beginning to regulate cryptocurrency as a credit collateral for lenders. More can be done.

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Lower securities yields could squeeze banks' 3Q profit, report says

08/16/19

M&T Bank, Zions and Comerica are among the regional banks facing the most pressure on net interest margins, Wells Fargo analysts said in a research note to investors.

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CFPB, Arkansas order broker to pay $2.7M in pension scam

08/15/19

The broker and the companies he operated allegedly induced veterans to hand over their federal benefits in violation of the law.

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Banks and Thrifts with the Largest Securities Portfolios

07/29/19

On Mar. 31, 2019. Dollars in thousands.

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Losing Libor will be messy

06/04/19

The banking industry isn’t prepared to transition away from a key financial benchmark in 2021, and steps need to be taken now to avoid market disruptions.

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One important piece of GSEs' transformation ready for launch

05/31/19

The launch of a combined securitization platform for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is meant to ease the transition to a new housing finance system. But questions remain about how the mortgage sphere will adapt to the single security.

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Banks face tough decisions on investment portfolios amid Fed rate pause

05/28/19

It's tempting to reach for higher returns on securities in anticipation of tightening margins. However, that strategy has pitfalls, including underestimating risks or being caught flat-footed by future rate moves.

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