DAILY031224

2024-03-12T16:59:10-04:00March 12th, 2024|2- Daily Briefing|

Hsu Says Opsrisk Not Cured by Capital, Liquidity

In remarks today on operational resilience, Acting Comptroller Hsu notes that operational risk is not “a problem that capital or liquidity can solve.”  Karen Petrou has noted this most recently with regard to the operational-risk capital rules included in the current proposal, which are founded on the longstanding regulatory assumption that capital indeed buffers operational risk.

Senate Talk of Affordable Housing Turns to FHLB Role

At today’s Senate Banking Committee affordable-housing hearing, Chairman Brown (D-OH) again called for the Fed to cut interest rates to address the crisis.  The hearing also touched on the role FHLBs can play, with Sen. Lummis (R-WY) stating her intentions to work with the system to expand its impact on the housing supply shortage.

CFPB to Proceed to Mortgage-Fee Rulemaking

NEC Director Brainard today said that the CFPB will pursue a rule or similar action to curtail mortgage-closing “junk” costs along the lines we identified following last week’s Bureau post in conjunction with the new White House competition strike force.

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