Tag Archives: Basel III

Fed’s Brainard Lists Reg Relief Measures With ‘Greatest Promise’

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard at an EGRPRA outreach meeting today listed several areas that she believes “hold the greatest promise to reduce undue regulatory burden.” Many areas mentioned correspond to items on ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks. For example, Brainard noted that the Fed is exploring options for allowing smaller banks to achieve the goals of Basel III ...

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A Conversation with the Comptroller

Frank Keating discusses top banking issues—from regulatory relief and cybersecurity to de novos and the future of the mutual charter—with Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry.

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HVCRE Rule Ignores Reality of Real Estate Market

The high-volatility commercial real estate (HVCRE) regulation, effective as of Jan. 1, 2015, mandates that, in order to be exempt from an HVCRE designation, borrowers who originate commercial acquisition, development and construction (ADC) loans must meet a 15 percent equity requirement, and the leverage on such loans cannot exceed 80 percent of the estimated completed value of the project.

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House Passes Two ABA-Backed Reg Relief Bills

The full House today passed two ABA-supported bills by voice votes. The bipartisan bills would equalize the SEC registration and de-registration thresholds for savings and loan holding companies (H.R. 1334) and require regulators to conduct a study of Basel III's effect on mortgage servicing assets (H.R. 1408).

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House to Vote on Three ABA-Backed Bills This Week

The full House is scheduled to vote this week on three ABA-advocated bills. The bipartisan bills would equalize the SEC registration and de-registration thresholds for savings and loan holding companies (H.R. 1334), require regulators to conduct a study of Basel III’s effect on mortgage servicing assets (H.R. 1408) and modifying escrow requirements for banks with less than $10 billion in ...

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Basel Committee Finalizes NSFR Disclosure Standards

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision today finalized a common format for internationally active banks to disclose the Net Stable Funding Ratio standard that is expected to take effect in January 2018 following rulemaking in individual countries.

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ABA’s Carney: TruPS Issue Comes Back to Haunt Community Banks

Despite regulators' action -- and ABA's lawsuit -- after the Volcker Rule to protect existing bank investments in trust preferred securities, community bankers are facing the same issue as the Basel III capital standards come into effect, ABA VP Hugh Carney wrote in an American Banker op-ed today.

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