Tag Archives: regulatory capital

GAO Report Finds Flaws in Fed’s Stress Test Frameworks

Inadequate transparency, flaws in scenario design and model risk management issues surrounding the Federal Reserve’s Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test and Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review programs could be limiting their overall effectiveness, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability Office.

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Yellen: Agencies Exploring Ways to Reduce Capital, Appraisal Burdens

As part of its response to the recently concluded Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act review process, the federal banking agencies are looking to reduce burdens of appraisal requirements and to simplify regulatory capital rules for community banks, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen told the House Financial Services Committee today.

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Study: Community Banks Persist in Mortgage Servicing

Community financial institutions have expanded their share of the mortgage servicing market since 2008, even as new servicing rules and the Basel III capital treatment of mortgage service rights have made servicing home loans more expensive, according to a study released yesterday by the Government Accountability Office.

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