ABA today filed its fourth and final comment letter in response to the decennial EGRPRA regulatory burden review that the federal banking agencies must conduct. The letter addressed several issues that ABA identified through collaboration with banks of all sizes and from across the country.
Speaking to the more than 1,000 attendees at ABA’s Government Relations Summit in Washington, D.C. today, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) criticized the Dodd-Frank Act, saying that the legislation created a “regulatory labyrinth” that has stymied banks’ ability to serve their customers and grow the economy.
ABA and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association last week urged the Federal Reserve to revise its conformance period for illiquid funds under the Volcker Rule.
Despite recent drops in the stock market and growing uncertainty surrounding the global financial markets, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry says that the U.S. banking system is more resilient today than in the lead-up to the financial crisis.
The House today agreed by voice vote to pass H.R. 2209. The bill, which is part of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks, would further expand the ability of banks to count municipal securities as high-quality liquid assets under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio.
The Federal Reserve today proposed a rule specifying how large banking organizations must make quarterly public disclosures of their liquidity coverage ratios.
By a bipartisan vote of 39 to 16, the House Financial Services Committee today approved H.R. 1309, a bill strongly advocated by ABA that would eliminate the automatic designation of banks as systemically important based solely on asset size.
The House Financial Services Committee is expected to vote this week on several bipartisan bills that are part of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks. H.R. 1309, introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) with 112 bipartisan co-sponsors, would eliminate the automatic designation of banks as systemically important based solely on asset size, recognizing that regulators should consider many different components of risk.
ABA today welcomed the Federal Reserve’s proposed rule counting certain municipal bonds as high-quality liquid assets under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio — a measure ABA has advocated for since the regulatory agencies first published the liquidity standards — but described it as a “modest step” that leaves the band of eligible HQLA too narrow.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision today finalized a common format for internationally active banks to disclose the Net Stable Funding Ratio standard that is expected to take effect in January 2018 following rulemaking in individual countries.