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24 03, 2023

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2023-03-24T17:13:54-04:00March 24th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

GOP Expands Attack On Fed Supervisory Actions

In yet another letter ahead of next week’s hearings, Senate Banking Ranking Member Scott (R-SC) and all Republican Members of the committee asked Fed Chairman Powell and FRB-SF President Daly a series of questions asserting that SVB’s failure reflects significant supervisory lapses.

FSOC Breaks The Glass

Although there is no formal announcement, FSOC will hold what is clearly an emergency, closed meeting later today per a new media advisory.

Top HFSC Republicans Join SVB-Supervisory Inquest

Following a similar letter from Senate Banking Republicans earlier today, HFSC Subcommittee Chairmans Barr (R-KY) and Huizenga (R-MI) along with Rep. Kim (R-CA) sent yet another letter to Vice Chair Barr and FRB-SF President Daly also demanding detailed supervisory-related information on SVB.

Reserve Banks Promise to Bear Some Sometime Soon

Under ever-growing pressure, all of the Federal Reserve Banks today under the New York Fed’s aegis announced a common transparency policy.

HFSC GOP Targets State Bank Supervisors

Top House Republicans today brought state banking commissions into the SVB and SBNY fray, asking each for extensive details on recent actions and setting the April 6 deadline now evident in all recent GOP requests in this arena.

GOP Leaders Also Demand FSOC Answers

HFSC Subcommittee Chairman Barr (R-KY) and Huizenga (R-MI) today also sent letters to FSOC Chair Yellen and Council of Inspectors General on Financial Oversight Chair Delmar requesting detailed information on meetings surrounding the banking agencies’ March 12 decision to invoke a systemic risk exception for SVB …

22 02, 2023

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2023-02-22T16:44:44-05:00February 22nd, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

BIS Backs Away From Old CBDC, Presses New “Unified Ledger”

BIS General Manager Agustín Carstens today distanced the global central bank somewhat from its prior calls for two-tier CBDC as quickly as possible (see Client Report CBDC6).

Administration Drops FHA Premiums in Broad Housing Push

In a victory for mortgage lenders and defeat for private mortgage insurance and the GSEs, Vice President Harris announced that FHA will shortly reduce mortgage premiums by .30 percent, saving the average homeowner $800 in total premiums or $67 a month.

GOP Opens Anti-CBDC Campaign

Starting the GOP’s 2023 campaign against CBDC with a specific initiative, Rep. Tom Emmer SP (R-MN) and nine Republicans have introduced H.R. 1122.

FDIC Found Remiss re Systemic Resolution

In its assessment of challenges facing FDIC leadership, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) finds that the agency may not be ready to handle an OLA or systemic resolution, nor is it yet able to assess climate financial risk and sanctions compliance.

FHFA Looks Into FHLB-Member Community Activities

Perhaps advancing FHFA Director Thompson’s commitment to review aspects of the FHLB System, her agency today released a request for views on the extent to which a Home Loan Bank member supported its community to retain eligibility for long-term System advances.

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