What’s systemic in the secondary mortgage market? Don't ask FSOC.


The Financial Stability Oversight Council’s plan to study the market explains very little about which activities or firms, like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will be designated as systemically important. Here's some clearer guidance.


FSOC to look more closely at secondary mortgage market


The council created by the Dodd-Frank Act to identify systemic risks launched a review of the market as part of an activities-based approach that shifts focus away from targeting individual firms.


Does FSOC have a role to play in coronavirus response?


After budget cuts and a strategic transition, the interagency body conceived by Dodd-Frank to identify systemic threats has largely been silent as the pandemic roils the economy.


Fed finalizes new capital buffer ahead of 2020 stress tests


The rule establishes a measure of capital adequacy meant to simplify how banks are assessed in the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review program.


Warren queries large banks on their coronavirus planning


The Massachusetts senator and presidential candidate sent a letter to CEOs of five of the largest U.S. banks asking about their response to the outbreak.


Truist rising: With megamerger done, pressure on to deliver


Cost cutting and systems integrations are short-term priorities, but over time CEO Kelly King and his heir apparent, Bill Rogers, will have to exploit the combined BB&T-SunTrust's revenue potential and prove the biggest post-crisis merger was a good idea.


Regulators issue warning on growth of nonbank mortgage sector


A report from the Financial Stability Oversight Council cited a bigger share of originations and servicing by nonbanks as a potential vulnerability in the financial system.


Three takeaways from regulators' approval of the BB&T-SunTrust merger


The smooth and relatively short process should be encouraging to other big banks that are eyeing deals. But their window of opportunity may not last long.


'It makes my head explode': Comments of the week


Readers react to Sen. Warren calling for banks to fund her Medicare plan, a proposal requiring big-bank CEOs to testify before Congress, federal regulators missing Trump-appointees on their board and more.


Warren won't let banks escape health care debate


If elected president, Sen. Elizabeth Warren would charge large banks a fee to help pay for her Medicare-for-all plan.