Browsing: Credit risk
In the wake of the scandal over fake accounts created at Wells Fargo, the OCC has added a strong emphasis on governance of sales practices to its risk supervision for large banks, according to the agency’s Semiannual Risk Perspective released today.
Underwriting standards for both retail and commercial loan products have eased for the fourth consecutive year as banks continue to respond to competitive pressure, grow their portfolios and increase their appetite for risk, the OCC said in its 22nd annual Survey of Credit Underwriting Practices.
ABA today responded to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s request for comments on the credit risk transfer mechanisms being developed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The OCC today released its bank supervision operating plan for fiscal year 2017, identifying what each of the agency’s supervisory operating units will focus on for the new federal fiscal year starting on Oct. 1.
In a comment letter today to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, ABA expressed concerns about the committee’s proposals to revise its methodology for the standardized approach to credit risk and to impose constraints on risk-weighted asset calculations in the internal ratings-based approaches to credit risk based on the risk weights of the standardized approach.
Credit risk in large, syndicated loans of more than $20 million remains high for this phase of an economic expansion, according to the interagency Shared National Credits Review released today.
Threats to U.S. financial stability remained within a medium range but edged higher with the United Kingdom’s referendum calling for an exit from the European Union, the Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research reported today.
The OCC is focusing on credit risk and strategic risk as the top risk priorities in its supervision of community and midsize banks, according to the agency’s Semiannual Risk Perspective report released today.