Tag Archives: regulatory capital

Crapo, Tester Call for Simplified Capital, Reporting Requirements

In a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen yesterday, Sens. Mike Crapo (R- Idaho) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) called for regulators to provide simpler capital rules and reporting requirements for community banks through the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reductions Act process, a decennial review now winding down.

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ABA Suggests Improvements for Basel Operational Risk Capital Calculation

In its response to the Basel committee’s consultative document on a standardized measurement approach for calculating operational risk capital, ABA today supported the replacement of the existing internal models-based advanced measurement approach with a simpler, standardized calculation of operational risk capital that does not appreciably increase overall capital requirements.

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ABA Letter Highlights Effects of Regulation on Treasury Market

In a comment letter to the Department of Treasury today, ABA and the ABA Securities Association applauded the department’s efforts to review the structure and function of the U.S. Treasury market and encouraged Treasury to fully examine the effects of the current regulatory environment on both market activity and bank customers.

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ABA Leads Basel Discussion on ‘Step-In’ Risk

In coordination with international trade associations, earlier this week ABA led a delegation of U.S. banks to a Basel Committee on Banking Supervision meeting on the committee’s “step-in risk” proposal, which the committee intends to address the risk that a bank would provide non-contractual financial support to nonbank financial entities.

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Hoenig Pitches Regulatory Relief Plan Again

Speaking at the agency’s community banking conference today, FDIC Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig again offered a “legislative remedy” for excessive and ill-tailored regulatory burden for banks engaged in what he called “traditional banking activities,” which would encompass most community banks and some regional banks as well.

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