Items Tagged with 'Regulators'


Kashkari: Higher capital regs could hurt economy

Lending may be further restricted
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president thinks that regulators should take caution, or they could give nonbanks the upper-hand. According to Kashkari, high capital requirements could cause banks to restrict lending and hurt the economy.
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Too many regulators in the kitchen

SEC says firms face lawsuits from multiple agencies
As more regulators pile the lawsuits on firms, the chances of overlapping investigations quickly escalates, which could disrupt regulatory probes and lead to unnecessary lawsuits.
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FHA-backed mortgages drop 19%

Lenders put limit on federal insurance
Major lenders and regulators are working hard to find common ground when it comes to home loans to lower-income Americans. As talks continue, the percent of federal Housing Administration loans given to borrowers with weaker credit scores is dropping.
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Insurers find Dodd-Frank loophole

Argument still up for debate
When looking at the fine print of Dodd-Frank, regulators may have some wiggle room when it comes to whether they can look to credit ratings, and therefore state-insurance rules.
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Financial Services Committee can't get past CFPB debate

Waters: "We should not cut off the ability of the CFPB..."
Despite a lot of topics on the plate of the Financial Services Committee to debate, they could not seem to get away from the discussion of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This being just one of the several topics discussed.
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Congratulations, Mr. Watt — now lower the rent

Federal regulators urge funding for National Housing Trust Fund
Before Mel Watt could even get his name plate on the door as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, top federal regulators are already urging him to end contributions to the National Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund.
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