22 02, 2023


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.


14 10, 2022


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


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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