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15 11, 2022

REFORM214

2022-11-22T15:27:38-05:00November 15th, 2022|5- Client Report|

Crypto, Deposit Rates, Capital Top Senate Discussion

At today’s Senate Banking oversight hearing with the banking agencies, Chairman Brown (D-OH) generally applauded the work of regulators, emphasizing the need for tough standards, like-kind rules for bigtech companies, and an inquiry into why depositor interest rates lag Fed rate hikes along lines posed earlier by Sen. Reed (D-RI).  FDIC Acting Chairman Gruenberg concurred, criticizing banks for sluggish rates.  Ranking Member Toomey (R-PA) reiterated his longstanding complaints about regulators straying outside their mission in areas such as climate change.  He also called for SLR relief to reduce Treasury-market risk and opposed pending large-bank resolution guidance (see FSM Report LIVINGWILL19) on grounds that it is unnecessary.

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27 10, 2022

DAILY102722

2022-10-27T16:55:34-04:00October 27th, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

CFPB Seeks Comment on Consumer Data Rights, Market Power

Following remarks from Director Chopra earlier this week, the CFPB today announced a formal kick-off of its consumer data-rights rulemaking.

Gruenberg Reminds Markets of TLGP Backstops at Time of Liquidity Stress

In remarks today, Acting FDIC Chairman Gruenberg stoutly defended the agency’s final rule hiking DIF premiums (see Client Report DEPOSITINSURANCE115).

Warren Reignites Anti-Zelle Campaign

In another appeal to the CFPB to tackle Zelle, Sen. Warren (D-MA) today sent a letter to Director Chopra calling on the Bureau to increase consumer protections in peer-to-peer lending platforms and curtail what she again describes as “rampant” fraud.

Democratic Pressures Grow Against Fed Rate Hikes

Adding to critiques from Sens. Brown (D-OH) and Warren (D-MA), Sen. Hickenlooper (D-CO) today called on the Fed to halt interest-rate increases.

Fed Study Details QE Alternatives, Expanded Fed Role

A new FRB staff paper explores the past, present, and future as an approach to achieving the Fed’s increasingly-problematic monetary-policy transmission: “funding for lending.”

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25 10, 2022

DEPOSITINSURANCE116

2022-10-25T12:49:16-04:00October 25th, 2022|1- Financial Services Management|

Deposit-Insurance Premium Assessments

The FDIC has finalized its proposal largely unchanged to raise base Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) assessments by two basis points (bps) to replenish the DIF by the statutory deadline to reflect deposit inflows that the FDIC no longer expects to be temporary.  Even after the DIF reaches its minimum ratio, the added assessments will continue to restore the fund to what the FDIC believes to be a necessary, more ample reserve ratio.  This will increase costs at insured depository institutions (IDIs), in some cases by sizeable amounts likely to alter business strategy in ways that might dampen economic growth.  However, scant DIF resources under acute stress might trigger not only the need for another taxpayer infusion into the FDIC, but also demands for more stringent regulatory and resolution standards.

DEPOSITINSURANCE116.pdf

19 10, 2022

DEPOSITINSURANCE115

2022-10-24T11:19:32-04:00October 19th, 2022|5- Client Report|

FDIC Hikes Premiums, Presses Resolvability

The FDIC board today voted 3-0 to increase DIF assessment rates by 2bps, finalizing its proposal (see FSM Report DEPOSITINSURANCE114) and rejecting industry arguments on grounds that a small DIF premium increase now would make a more damaging procyclical assessment increase under adverse economic conditions less likely.  Unsurprisingly, the FDIC also joined the Fed in approving the ANPR that bears its name, with Acting Comptroller Hsu praising the ANPR’s balance between protecting financial stability and competition among the largest banks. CFPB Director Chopra used his remarks to advance his campaign against big banks and mergers, calling for an overall review of FDIC premiums to charge the largest banks more and an end to “lax” merger approvals.  This report summarizes today’s meeting; in-depth reports on the final rule and ANPR will follow.

DEPOSITINSURANCE115.pdf

18 10, 2022

FedFin on: FDIC Hikes Premiums, Presses Resolvability

2022-10-24T11:21:49-04:00October 18th, 2022|The Vault|

The FDIC board today voted 3-0 to increase DIF assessment rates by 2bps, finalizing its proposal (see FSM Report DEPOSITINSURANCE114) and rejecting industry arguments on grounds that a small DIF premium increase now would make a more damaging procyclical assessment increase under adverse economic conditions less likely. Unsurprisingly, the FDIC also joined the Fed in approving the ANPR that bears its name, with Acting Comptroller Hsu praising the ANPR’s balance between protecting financial stability and competition among the largest banks. CFPB Director Chopra used his remarks…

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14 10, 2022

AL101722

2022-10-14T17:07:31-04:00October 14th, 2022|3- This Week|

Ouch?

Later this week, the FDIC board will decide whether to hike DIF premiums as proposed earlier this year (see FSM Report DEPOSITINSURANCE114).  The banking industry is arrayed against this not only because it’s costly, but also – as our analysis addressed – procyclical.  We will provide clients with an in-depth analysis of the final rule along with the meeting, which now also includes a certain vote in favor of FDIC agreement to the ANPR released late last week by the Fed asking an array of questions on large-bank resolvability.  We will also provide clients with an in-depth analysis of this ANPR along with the accompanying orders setting new merger policy by way of the Fed and OCC decisions on the USB/MSFG transaction.  These actions make it clear that mergers will be approved even in the absence of the formal Fed policy promised by Vice Chairman Barr, but the terms and conditions will be considerably stricter than was the case just a year ago for other super-regional transactions.

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