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Newsbytes Nichols: Deposit insurance changes must not create competitive disadvantages

In a keynote address to bankers this morning at the 2023 ABA Washington Summit, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols addressed the recent failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, urging the industry to remain calm and united in the face of what he called an “idiosyncratic liquidity disruption” at these institutions.

Newsbytes GOP lawmakers seek information from Fed on bank failure timeline

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) and Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.) called on the Federal Reserve to provide “a comprehensive timeline of events related to the Federal Reserve’s lending, supervisory, and examination activity for the last two years with regards to [Silicon Valley Bank] and/or Signature Bank.”


Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles today defended the agency’s decision to hold the countercyclical capital buffer for banking organizations using the Basel III advanced approaches at zero percent for the third year in a row, noting that financial vulnerabilities remain within their normal range.

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