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Fed curbs stress test requirement for most large banks

03/06/19

The central bank is limiting the use of its qualitative objection in this year’s stress tests, the agency announced Wednesday.

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Capital levels are just right, Powell tells House members

02/27/19

Addressing lawmakers for the second straight day, the Fed chairman defended his agency’s refinements to the post-crisis regime.

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Regulators need to be stress-tested, too

02/22/19

The banking agencies would benefit from running simulations designed to ensure they’re ready to handle the next crisis.

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BB&T-SunTrust, GSE reform's QM problem, Swift's Ripple response: Top stories of the week

02/08/19

Wide coverage of the mega-deal between BB&T and SunTrust; GSE reform, CFPB underwriting rule are on collision course; Swift showing more swagger in its rivalry with Ripple; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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'Oscar for best lobbyists goes to ... regional banks': Comments of the week

02/08/19

Readers respond to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's overhaul of its payday loans rule, debate reforms to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, consider regulatory exemptions for regional banks and more.

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BB&T-SunTrust union invites stricter regulation

02/07/19

The combined bank will move into a more demanding supervisory class under the Fed’s regime, but analysts also see a regulatory upside from the deal.

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Fed seeks balance between transparency, toughness in stress tests

02/07/19

The central bank has drawn mixed reviews for new stress test scenarios and changes to how much banks know about the test beforehand. Its top regulatory official says the enhancements help the post-crisis regime evolve.

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Goldman to curb commodities trading; activist turns up heat on Barclays

02/06/19

Once a moneymaker and executive training spot, the business is no longer cost-effective; Edward Bramson wants a board seat.

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Fed exempts most regional banks from stress testing in 2019

02/05/19

The exemption was included in a suite of other changes unveiled to provide greater transparency to the Fed's stress testing regime.

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Canada's banking regulator opens door to easing mortgage rules

02/05/19

A top official at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions defended tougher underwriting rules blamed recently for a slump in the nation’s housing market, but left open the possibility that regulations could ease if conditions change.

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