Volcker Rule

Banks hail Volcker Rule change; Subprime mortgages are back

08/21/19

The FDIC and the OCC relax the rule restricting proprietary trading; home buyers with bad credit, lots of debt, or employment issues are again getting loans.

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What's left of the Volcker Rule after the final rewrite?

08/20/19

After two regulatory agencies adopted final revisions to the rule, Dodd-Frank defenders expressed concern that the amendments to the proprietary trading ban undermined the post-crisis statute.

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Regulators scrap proposed Volcker Rule compliance standard

08/20/19

The agencies had proposed an "accounting prong" as an alternative means to determine which proprietary trades are banned, but their final rule heeded industry concerns that that would be worse than the current approach.

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4 big questions ahead of Volcker 2.0 rollout

08/19/19

Banks stand to enjoy new flexibility in complying with Dodd-Frank’s proprietary trading ban, but it remains to be seen if regulators will grant them all the relief they have sought.

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How a Volcker Rule rewrite could backfire

08/13/19

Critics of the Dodd-Frank provision are likely heartened by indications that policymakers may soon finalize a more bank-friendly version of the trading ban, but that relief could come at a price.

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Regulators close to unveiling Volcker revamp: Sources

08/13/19

Wall Street watchdogs are poised to take a major step toward overhauling limits on banks’ ability to trade with their own funds, according to people familiar with the effort.

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Agencies won't enforce Volcker Rule for foreign funds until July 2021

07/17/19

The bank regulators extended a moratorium for the proprietary trading ban for certain affiliates of foreign banks by an additional two years.

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Regulators exempt community banks from Volcker rule

07/09/19

Bank regulators finalized a proposal to exclude small institutions from the proprietary trading ban, as required by last year’s reg relief bill.

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Agencies are close to finishing Volcker Rule changes: FDIC's McWilliams

06/12/19

The head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. previously had said regulators were weighing numerous options for addressing criticism of their 2018 proposal.

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Regulators making 'good progress' on Volcker Rule 2.0: Fed's Powell

05/01/19

The head of the central bank declined to provide more specifics on efforts to simplify the ban on banks’ proprietary trading.

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