Tag Archives: S&LHCs

Fed Finalizes Capital Criteria for Non-Stock BHCs

The Federal Reserve today finalized a rule offering examples of how the Basel III requirements for common equity tier 1 capital would be satisfied by bank holding companies not organized as stock corporations, such as limited liability companies and partnerships.

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Final Highway Bill Includes Modified Fed Dividend Cut

A group of senators and representatives today issued a reconciled version of a long-term highway funding bill that includes a modified but still substantial cut to the dividends paid on the Federal Reserve Bank stock that national banks and other Fed member banks are required to hold.

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House Passes Two ABA-Backed Reg Relief Bills

The full House today passed two ABA-supported bills by voice votes. The bipartisan bills would equalize the SEC registration and de-registration thresholds for savings and loan holding companies (H.R. 1334) and require regulators to conduct a study of Basel III's effect on mortgage servicing assets (H.R. 1408).

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House to Vote on Three ABA-Backed Bills This Week

The full House is scheduled to vote this week on three ABA-advocated bills. The bipartisan bills would equalize the SEC registration and de-registration thresholds for savings and loan holding companies (H.R. 1334), require regulators to conduct a study of Basel III’s effect on mortgage servicing assets (H.R. 1408) and modifying escrow requirements for banks with less than $10 billion in ...

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Shelby’s Sweeping Financial Reform Bill Would Advance ABA Goals

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released a draft of a sweeping financial reform bill that would provide regulatory relief for banks of all sizes, tailor the regulatory structure for systemically important banks and begin restructuring within the Federal Reserve System and at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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ABA Action Update Covers First Four Months of New Congress

In the first four months of the 114th Congress, 28 ABA-supported bills have been introduced, ABA bankers and staff have testified before Congress four times, the Federal Reserve finalized an ABA-advocated rule change helping smaller banks and ABA Chairman John Ikard participated in President Obama’s cybersecurity summit.

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ABA Supports Bills on Rural Designations, SEC Registration Threshold

ABA today wrote to Congress to urge support of two recently introduced bills. S. 871, introduced by Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), would establish a process for designating an area rural for purposes of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau exemptions. It is a companion to a bill that the House passed recently by a ...

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