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What kind of regulator can Biden get past a GOP Senate?


If Republicans keep their majority, the incoming administration will likely have to pick moderates over progressives to have any chance of getting its nominees approved.


'We will continue to do our jobs,' Fed's Powell vows as election drags on


Asked about the political uncertainty surrounding the undecided presidential race, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank isn’t wavering from its duty “to support the economy during this difficult time.”


Who would craft regulatory policy in a Biden administration?


A Democratic victory in Tuesday’s election would likely produce new leaders at the CFPB and OCC who could take bank regulation in a sharply different direction. Here are some names potentially under consideration.


Fed lowers Main Street loan threshold in bid to boost interest


Underwhelming participation in the middle-market loan program has forced the central bank to reduce the minimum borrowing amount for the third time, to $100,000.


Comerica prioritizes forgiveness of larger PPP loans


The Dallas bank has begun encouraging larger borrowers to seek forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans first as it holds out for the government to streamline the process for loans below $150,000.


Can CDFIs help their communities while keeping investors satisfied?


Southern Bancorp in Arkansas, which raised $35 million in capital from private investors, is out to prove that that community development financial institutions can deliver attractive returns and fulfill their missions to help the underserved.


Fed's Kashkari says banks arguing against regulation ‘make stuff up’


Kashkari, who oversaw the 2008 bank bailouts as a then-Treasury official, has been outspoken in favor of higher capital requirements since he took over at the Minneapolis Fed in 2016.


Stalled stimulus talks put bankers on edge


Executives are urging Congress and the White House to prioritize another round of help for businesses amid concerns that the continuing restrictions on reopening could lead to more loan defaults.


Government says it will start forgiving PPP loans within days


To date, the Small Business Administration hasn’t acted on tens of thousands of applications that lenders have submitted since early August. However, it will begin doing so by early next week, an official says.


Credit unions awarded $45.8M in CDFI grants


Several institutions were first-time recipients in the latest round of funding, including $2.75 million for Self-Help FCU.