Tag Archives: exam fairness

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Calls for Better Exam Coordination

In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin yesterday, a group of bipartisan lawmakers urged Treasury to prioritize policy changes that would increase coordination between regulatory agencies conducting bank examinations to help reduce the compliance burden on financial institutions.

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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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Under Criticism, FDIC Amends Exam Appeals Process

The FDIC board today voted to propose amendments to its supervisory guidelines that would expand banks’ rights to appeal exam decisions and improve consistency with other agencies’ appeals processes and issue examination guidance for third-party lending.

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ABA Voices Support for Expanded Exam Cycle

In a comment letter to the federal regulatory agencies today, ABA commended regulators on a recent interim final rule expanding the 18-month exam cycle for certain small insured depository institutions under $1 billion—part of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks.

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FDIC Watchdog Finds Major Flaws in Refund Loan Supervision

In supervising banks that made tax refund anticipation loans, the FDIC made “aggressive and unprecedented” use of its supervisory powers and imposed “high costs” on institutions offering the legal products, according to a review issued today by the FDIC’s inspector general.

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