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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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ABA Asks Basel Committee to Withdraw Step-In Risk Proposal

In a comment letter today, ABA called on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to withdraw a proposal to set a global regulatory capital requirement to address “step-in” risk -- that is, the risk a bank would provide financial support to nonbank financial entities in times of market stress beyond or in absence of any contractual obligations.

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