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MarketWatch: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

November 24th, 2020|

Biden has the power to make the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau more aggressive - he has President Trump to thank By Jacob Passy During the past four years, the Trump administration has significantly scaled back the activities of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency created in the wake of [...]

Marketplace Morning Report, Friday, November 20, 2020

November 20th, 2020|

Mnuchin moves to cut off Fed pandemic emergency lending program Hosted by David Brancaccio Two days after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell urged the Trump administration to keep a pandemic relief program at the ready, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said its time for the central bank to end the [...]

MLex, Tuesday, November 17, 2020

November 19th, 2020|

Digital payments that don’t utilize banks may be better way to reach low-income cash users, US Fed says By Neil Roland Digital-payment vehicles that don’t depend on banks could be a more effective US approach to serving low-income cash users than traditional US policy that tries to encourage them to [...]

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FedFin on: Winners and Losers

Building on our analysis of the overall final FHFA capital rule, we turn here to an assessment of the rule’s strategic impact. Although much will be different due to the new rules in terms of GSE ROE, ROA, and product choice, the capital advantages still afforded the GSEs ensure they will remain the defining force in U.S. housing finance for the foreseeable future in or out of conservatorship. The full [...]

November 24th, 2020|Categories: The Vault|

Karen Petrou: Why Financial Stability Requires Economic Opportunity

Although the Treasury’s Office of Financial Research (OFR) has been tarred by partisan accusations and, some say, actions, its 2020 financial-stability report is astonishingly progressive.  As we noted in our in-depth analysis, the agency posits a new definition of financial stability, one dependent as much on economic opportunity as market and financial-company resilience.  If OFR keeps talking this way, the Biden Administration and even the Fed might start to listen [...]

November 20th, 2020|Categories: The Vault|

Karen Petrou: Bye-Bye Banks?

As we noted earlier today, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s digital-payments paper is startling in its conclusion that under-served consumers would do better without banks.  Perhaps banks deserve rebuke, but it’s unusual for a Federal Reserve Bank to pooh-pooh the benefits of regulated banks instead of deciding how best to add yet more regulation.  Another unwritten law of central banking is agnosticism about the relative merits of market competitors [...]

November 13th, 2020|Categories: The Vault|
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