Items Tagged with 'Banking regulation'

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  • Federal Reserve proposes easing regulations for larger banks

    But not the largest banks
    The Federal Reserve this week proposed the idea of easing regulations on larger financial institutions and announced it is seeking public comment on the issue. The Fed recently proposed four new tiers of regulation for banks with more than $100 billion in assets to ease compliance requirements for banks with less risk. Banks deemed to have the lowest risk would be able to skip out on annual stress tests and reduce other requirements.
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  • Randal Quarles officially takes over as Fed’s point person on banking supervision

    Becomes Federal Reserve vice chairman for supervision
    After being confirmed last week in the Senate by a 65-32 margin, Randal Quarles officially took his place as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on Friday. Quarles will also serve as the Fed’s vice chairman of supervision, a position that many consider to be the most powerful in banking.
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  • Senate confirms Randal Quarles as new “most powerful man in banking”

    Approved to serve as Fed’s vice chairman for supervision
    The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Randal Quarles as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, placing President Donald Trump’s handpicked choice in the position that many consider to be the most powerful in banking. Quarles will also serve as the Fed’s vice chairman of supervision, a position previously held by Daniel Tarullo, who unexpectedly stepped down earlier this year.
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  • GOP to reveal plan to replace Dodd-Frank

    Would require boost in capital
    About a week after sharing his dislike for Dodd-Frank regulation, Representative Jeb Hensarling proposed his alternative. This new proposed regulation would require banks to increase their capital, but provide a way out of Dodd-Frank regulation. Here are the details.
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  • Here's everything the Democrats said about housing in Saturday's debate

    Wall Street influence and Glass-Steagall dominated the discussion
    As we did with the Republican debate last week, HousingWire listened to the Democratic debate on Saturday with an ear to the housing economy. Of course, that's a broad term, covering everything from mortgage banking to real estate. In the case of the Democratic debate, the conversation the candidates had about the influence of Wall Street banks and regulation to break up the banks was about as close as it came.
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