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ABA Proposes Solutions to Critical Issues with Deposit Recordkeeping Rule

Following a recent meeting with FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams, ABA today sent a letter to the FDIC calling on the agency to address three critical issues related to its deposit recordkeeping final rule. The 2016 rule requires banks with more than 2 million deposit accounts to upgrade deposit recordkeeping systems to facilitate determination of FDIC-insured deposits should they fail. As ...

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ABA, BPI Petition Regulators to Codify Joint Statement on Regulatory Guidance

After regulators in September issued a joint statement clarifying that regulatory guidance does not have the force and effect of law, the American Bankers Association and the Bank Policy Institute yesterday submitted a rare petition to each agency calling on them to institutionalize the statement by codifying it in a formal rulemaking.

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FDIC: Share of ‘Unbanked’ Continues Downward Trend

The share of U.S. households that are unbanked continued falling in 2017, reaching 6.5 percent, according to the FDIC’s biennial survey of unbanked and underbanked households released today. Representing the lowest rate yet recorded by the FDIC survey, the drop is attributed to improvements in the socioeconomic circumstances of U.S. households. However, the survey also found that 75 percent of ...

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ABA Supports CFTC’s Proposed Swap Clearing Relief for BHCs, S&LHCs

In a comment letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission today, ABA offered support for a proposal that would exempt from clearing requirements certain swaps entered into by financial holding companies with less than $10 billion in assets. The rule would formalize relief for bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies provided via a CFTC staff no-action letter ...

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ABA Urges CFTC to Amend Swaps Information Collection Rule

In response to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s notice of intent to extend information collection on certain swap transactions, ABA urged the commission to amend the pertinent regulation. At issue is an annual reporting requirement for banks engaging in swap transactions that qualify for an exemption to the CFTC’s swaps clearing requirement. The duration of these swaps is typically five ...

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ABA Urges FDIC to Rescind Overdraft, Deposit Advance Guidance

In response to the FDIC’s recently announced initiative to streamline its Financial Institution Letters and other communications, the American Bankers Association in a comment letter on Wednesday urged the FDIC to withdraw its supervisory expectations with respect to bank overdraft payment programs and to rescind its 2013 guidance on deposit advance programs.

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