Community Banking

Fed’s Powell: Some Post-Crisis Regs ‘Unnecessarily Burdensome’

Noting that the U.S. financial system is “without a doubt far stronger” than it was before the crisis, Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell said today that the collective weight of post-financial crisis rules are too complex and that some of them are burdensome and may not be needed at all -- especially in a context of sluggish productivity and GDP growth that calls for banks to “devote as much of their resources as possible to supporting economic growth.”

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Hensarling’s Choice Act Includes Key ABA Priorities

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) today released the latest legislative text of his Financial Choice Act, a 600-page bill aimed at rolling back and reforming parts of the Dodd-Frank Act’s extensive supervisory regime, as well as providing regulatory relief for banks of all sizes.

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ABA Submits Bipartisan Economic Growth Ideas to Crapo, Brown

ABA today urged the leaders of the Senate Banking Committee to focus on expanding portfolio mortgage lending, modernizing rules on brokered deposits, enhancing bank innovation and providing relief from unnecessary stress tests -- all of which would be bipartisan, common-sense policies to promote economic growth.

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FDIC: Community Bank Branch Counts Hold Steady

Community banks slightly increased their numbers of branches in 2016 and over the previous five years, despite an ongoing trend in reduced branch numbers since 2008, according to the latest issue of the FDIC Quarterly.

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