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Compliance and Risk

The chairman and CEO of the smallest bank holding company to be designated as a systemically important financial institution yesterday outlined to the House Financial Services Committee the burdens this level of regulation has imposed — burdens he finds out of proportion to the benefits they provide.

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Building on its partnership with the state bankers associations, ABA is urging bankers to ask their representatives to co-sponsor the TAILOR Act, H.R. 2896, which would direct financial regulators to tailor regulatory actions based on the sizes, business models, risk profiles and other differentiating characteristics of the institutions they supervise.

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ABA yesterday wrote to Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) to thank him for introducing the TAILOR Act, H.R. 2896, which would direct financial regulators to tailor regulatory actions based on the sizes, business models, risk profiles and other differentiating characteristics of the institutions they supervise.

Cybersecurity

ABA SVP Doug Johnson will testify tomorrow before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on cyber crime and the legal framework for information security. The Senate Banking Committee will meet tomorrow to discuss the role of the Basel, Switzerland-based Financial Stability Board in U.S. bank regulation.

Meanwhile, the House Financial Services Committee will hold several bank-related hearings this week. Tomorrow, the panel will discuss the designation and regulation of systemically important bank holding companies; former ABA Chairman Harris Simmons, chairman and CEO of Zions Bancorporation in Salt Lake City, will testify.

On Thursday, the House panel will also hold a five-year retrospective on Dodd-Frank. The House Judiciary Committee will meet on Thursday to examine financial institution bankruptcy.

Commercial Lending

Noting that many lenders turn to the U.S. Export-Import Bank to add balance sheet capacity and meet their customers’ needs, ABA’s global finance subsidiary BAFT today expressed its disappointment in Congress’ failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank before its charter expired last night.

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