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Financial Stability
May 3, 2023

OCC highlights how open banking may necessitate change in its approach

Speaking at a recent conference on financial data, Michael J. Hsu, acting comptroller of the currency, highlighted how the Office...
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Prudential, Recovery & Resolution
May 3, 2023

FDIC recommends 'targeted coverage' model for deposit insurance reform

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has outlined three potential models for deposit insurance reform in the wake of recent...
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Michael S. Barr, vice chair for supervision at the US Federal Reserve, is pushing ahead with plans for US banks to set aside more capital
Financial Stability, Regulation & Supervision
May 3, 2023

Federal Reserve’s Barr calls for strengthening of US banking regulation and supervision

Review into Silicon Valley Bank collapse suggests changes to improve supervision and tighten regulatory requirements. The Federal Reserve’s eagerly awaited...
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Financial Stability, Regulation & Supervision
May 3, 2023

US bank collapses portend supervisory and regulatory changes

US banks, large and small, are likely to soon face heightened supervision and, later, tighter regulations given the momentum building...
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Markets
May 2, 2023

Looming US dollar Libor deadline: late nights ahead for bankers and clients?

Significant progress so far suggests major mishaps unlikely, but term SOFR concerns linger. Market participants express confidence that the June...
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Financial Stability, Regulation & Supervision
March 31, 2023

Biden calls for tighter banking regulation

US president Joe Biden has called on US regulators to reinstate stricter banking regulation for large regional banks, reversing changes...
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CBDCs
March 31, 2023

US Treasury talks up CBDC prospects, but still a ‘long way to go’

A recent speech from a senior Treasury official talked extensively about the potential development of a US central bank digital...
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Crypto
March 29, 2023

US crypto crackdown leaves many unanswered questions

US regulators, particularly the SEC, are ramping up enforcement actions against cryptocurrency firms since the demise of FTX. From industry...
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Financial Stability
March 29, 2023

US bank collapses test regulators’ limits

The repercussions of three US banks collapsing in the space of a week is pushing the limits of banking regulators’...
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Michael J. Hsu
Financial Stability, Regulation & Supervision
March 3, 2023

Big talk on big banks from the OCC

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is hinting strongly that it wishes to break up the biggest US...
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Markets
March 2, 2023

Securities industry asks big questions about SEC’s equity market reforms

Industry body seeking more time and data to understand the true impact of the major package of proposals. Most market...
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