Tag Archives: Basel III

Shelby’s Sweeping Financial Reform Bill Would Advance ABA Goals

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released a draft of a sweeping financial reform bill that would provide regulatory relief for banks of all sizes, tailor the regulatory structure for systemically important banks and begin restructuring within the Federal Reserve System and at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Fed’s Tarullo Highlights ABA Proposal for Regulatory Relief

Speaking at an industry event in Washington, D.C., today, Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo floated an idea originated by ABA and the state bankers associations to relieve compliance burdens associated with capital rules. “One idea I have heard is to allow smaller community banks to opt into a simpler set of risk-weighted capital requirements in exchange for a higher minimum ...

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​FDIC’s Hoenig Adds Weight to Tailored Regulatory Approach

FDIC Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig today became the latest regulator to emphasize the need to tailor regulations to suit banks’ risk profiles and business models, suggesting several ways that regulatory burdens could thus be lightened for “the vast majority of commercial banks.”

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Fed Declines Basel III Fix for Sub S Banks

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen yesterday responded to a letter several House members sent last fall urging regulators to resolve a problem for Subchapter S banks posed by Basel III’s capital conservation buffer. Yellen declined to pursue any policy change, stating that the Fed “continues to believe that the capital conservation buffer should be applied equally to all banking organizations.”

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