Gruenberg Commits to Climate-Risk Standards, Cautious on Premium Hike
Acting FDIC Chairman Gruenberg today strongly defended banking-agency action addressing climate risk, indicating that the FDIC will advance pending risk-management principles akin to those pending from the OCC (see FSM Report GREEN12) along with working with the Fed.
FRB-Chicago Study: Big U.S. Banks are Oligopolists
A new Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago working paper finds that U.S. banking has become increasingly concentrated judged by the top-five bank’s market share and a standard market-power index, concluding that this “oligopolistic” sector is thus able to charge undue fees to weaker corporate customers.
Warren Zelle Report Finds “Rampant” Fraud, Slams Banks
Board Defies Critics, Demands Two Networks for Online Debit Transactions
Ahead of possible Congressional action on legislation to restrict credit-card interchange fees (see FSM Report INTERCHANGE10), the FRB today voted 6-1 to finalize its controversial proposal (see FSM Report INTERCHANGE8) requiring debit-card issuers to enable at least two unaffiliated payment-card networks, including with regard to “card not present” transactions.
FSOC Presses New Law, Rule, Supervisory Standards to Tackle Crypto Systemic Risk
As anticipated, the FSOC today approved a sweeping report on cryptoasset financial stability, finding that interconnectedness between this sector and the financial system poses significant risk that warrants structural action.