18 01, 2023


2023-01-18T16:37:19-05:00January 18th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

FSB Pledges Further Work on Bank NBFI Capital Exposures, MMFs, OEFs

The FSB today published an update on its non-bank financial intermediation (NBFI) reforms, finding that further progress is needed in implementing capital requirements for bank exposures to investment funds and large exposures.

CFPB Tells Examiners To Look At Servicer Fees, Foreclosure Process

The CFPB today released updated Mortgage Servicing Examination Procedures reflecting newly identified consumer risks since its 2016 update as well as pandemic-era servicing changes.

FRB-NY: Small Banks Behind Recent Discount Window Lending Spike

A new post from FRB-NY staff looks at why discount-window lending has recently increased, providing data that make it still more interesting that Silvergate chose emergency support from Home Loan Banks, not the Fed.


1 12, 2022


2022-12-01T17:57:37-05:00December 1st, 2022|2- Daily Briefing|

FDIC, FRB-NY Highlight AOCI Losses

In remarks accompanying the banking-sector 3Q report, Acting FDIC Chairman Gruenberg noted that unrealized losses on AFS/HTM securities now total $690 billion, up 47 percent from just the second quarter.  This issue is also highlighted in remarks today from the head of supervision at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, but neither she nor Mr. Gruenberg indicates if the agencies plan any action in this arena.

Brown Talks Civil Rights, GOP Attacks CFPB

Although Chairman Brown (D-OH) used today’s Fair Lending hearing to renew discussion of his 2020 legislation bringing financial institutions under the Civil Rights Act (see FSM Report FAIRLEND9), most of the focus at the session was on the CFPB.

House Panel Blasts Fintech PPP Practices, Seeks Investigation

A new report from the Select Committee on the Coronavirus investigating the role of fintechs in PPP fraud concludes that fintechs failed to implement appropriate oversight and fraud-prevention strategies despite accruing “massive” profits from administration fees.

Barr Talks Even Tougher on Bank Capital Rewrite

Although Vice Chairman Barr today confirmed statements to the Senate Banking Committee (see Client Report REFORM214) that his holistic-capital review is under way without any immediate conclusions, he also emphasized that it will ensure that ample capitalization is sufficient for severe stress and creates incentives for prudent lending.  Current capital levels are, he said, at the low end of what research suggests they should be.


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