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FDIC unveils Dodd-Frank alternative for "better" bank regulation

Reducing risk to taxpayers named as one motivation
Speaking at the Institute of International Bankers Annual Washington Conference, FDIC Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig said that while Dodd-Frank is well intended, the regulations are too burdensome for all banks, "especially smaller banks." So here's what the FDIC wants to do, instead.
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ServiceLink fined $65 million for LPS foreclosure deficiencies

Fine related to 2011's industry-wide foreclosure settlement
The ghost of Lender Processing Services came back to haunt ServiceLink and Black Knight Financial Services on Tuesday, as the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. announced that they are fining ServiceLink $65 million for the “improper actions” of LPS that contributed to a massive settlement with the government over industry-wide foreclosure misconduct that occurred after the housing crash.
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More Wells Fargo fallout: Feds to look into sales practices at other Wall Street banks

CFPB, OCC, other agencies to conduct reviews of big banks
Federal regulators are preparing to conduct reviews of the nation’s biggest banks, aiming to root out any of the aggressive cross-selling practices that led to Wells Fargo being fined $185 million for more than 5,000 of the bank’s former employees opening more than 2 million fake accounts to get sales bonuses.
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JPMorgan, FDIC, Deutsche Bank finalize settlement in WaMu mortgage suit

JPM paid $645 million from receivership estate
JPMorgan Chase’s legal battle with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Deutsche Bank AG over its acquisition of Washington Mutual’s banking operations is finally over. The settlement closes the door on issues that date back to the financial crisis. After nearly a decade of back and forth battles, here's what the parties agreed on.
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JPMorgan, FDIC, Deutsche Bank near settlement in WaMu mortgage suit

Covers breaches of certain WaMu representations and warranties
JPMorgan Chase’s legal battle with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Deutsche Bank AG over its acquisition of Washington Mutual’s banking operations is nearing an end. After battling back and forth, the latest update in the bank’s quarterly regulatory filing revealed two key agreements the involved parties finally came to.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Trump U paid AGs? NY Fed Bank heist warning?

Also, jobs crises may be like housing crash
Yahoo News broke a story on Sunday revealing that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York — which was the victim of a spectacular $81 million heist in February — actually blocked 35 requests for money transfers, but then approved five of those transfers later. Plus, two attorneys general who dismissed Trump U charges received campaign contributions.
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FDIC wins $190M settlement for toxic Countrywide mortgage bonds

Settlement stems from failure of five banks
The ghosts of Countrywide past just struck again, as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced Thursday that eight major financial institutions will pay $190 million total to settle a series of lawsuits tied to toxic Countrywide mortgage bonds that subsequently led to the failure of five banks during the housing crisis.
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Tennessee's Trust Company Bank becomes second bank failure of 2016

First FDIC-insured bank failure in state since 2013
The Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions closed Memphis-based Trust Company Bank on Friday, and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver. Trust Company Bank becomes the second FDIC-insured bank to close in 2016, and the first in the state since 2013.
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