stress tests

Pacific Premier to top $10B in assets with latest acquisition

02/12/18

The California company has agreed to buy Grandpoint Capital, a business bank in Los Angeles, for $641 million.

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Fed toughens bank stress tests; CFPB shuffles fair lending unit

02/02/18

Banks will have to show they can withstand “severely adverse” conditions; the office will be under the direct control of acting director Mick Mulvaney.

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Fed toughens stress test scenarios for 2018

02/01/18

The Fed released its stress testing scenarios for banks this year, raising the bar on what constitutes severely adverse hypothetical market conditions.

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Why special dividends could make a comeback at big banks

02/01/18

Swelling capital levels, tax cuts and changing attitudes about post-crisis regulation could encourage bigger banks to issue the one-time payouts to reward shareholders and better manage their returns.

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Key policymakers to watch in 2018

01/02/18

Over the past year, the focus of several banking policymakers has been how much the regulatory pendulum might swing back toward the industry’s liking. That theme will likely continue in 2018.

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Change in tax rate will cost Capital One $1.9 billion in 4Q

12/26/17

The McLean, Va., company and several other banks have disclosed the charges they expect to record in the fourth quarter due to lower values on their deferred tax assets.

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For midsize banks, what’s the point of a holding company?

12/14/17

The holding company structure makes sense for large banks with complex business models and small banks looking to bulk up through acquisitions. But for a large swath of banks in the middle, the benefits are harder to spot.

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Democrats lamenting Trump policies now see Dodd-Frank’s problems

12/14/17

The 2010 law does very little to constrain regulatory power, explaining why Republicans pushed for reforms during the Obama presidency and why, under President Trump, Democrats are so vigorously opposing agency management changes.

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The familiar fingerprints on the Fed's stress test changes

12/12/17

In contrast to initiatives at other agencies, where Trump appointees are poised to go in a significantly different direction than their Obama-appointed predecessors, the stress test work appears aligned with the vision set out by former Fed Gov. Daniel Tarullo.

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Stress tests, livings wills are good for industry, Dimon says

12/07/17

The JPMorgan Chase CEO supports easing regulations on mortgage lending but says other major provisions of Dodd-Frank should remain intact.

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