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Basel III Imposes New Rules For HVCRE
Basel III regulations governing high volatility commercial real estate (HVCRE) went into effect.
United States
8 Apr 2015
Are Small Business Administration 504 Loans Exempt From High Volatility Commercial Real Estate Regulations?
It is understandable that lenders would be concerned whether a SBA 504 loan is subject to HVCRE regulations.
United States
23 Mar 2015
Are You Fully Liquid? Liquidity Coverage Ratio Approved By Federal Reserve Board
We all know that liquids are both good and bad. We are supposed to drink on average eight glasses of water a day for good health.
United States
8 Sep 2014
Federal Banking Agencies Propose Basel III Capital Requirements For U.S. Banking Organizations
On June 7, 2012, the Federal Reserve Board ("FRB") released three proposed rules relating to minimum capital requirements for U.S. banking organizations.
United States
19 Jul 2012
Fed Opens The Door To Increased Chinese Investment In U.S. Banking Organizations
On May 9, 2012, the Federal Reserve Board ("FRB") released three orders approving investments in the U.S. banking market by entities based in China.
United States
18 May 2012
New Jersey Bankers Consider Mortgage Assignment Process Reform
On February 6, 2012, the Residential Lending and Loan Servicing Committee (the "Committee") of the New Jersey Bankers Association forwarded to the Committee’s members a draft of a report on mortgage assignments in New Jersey (the "Draft Report").
United States
23 Mar 2012
Fed Extends Comment Period On Enhanced Prudential Standards Rule
On January 5, 2012, the Federal Reserve Board ("FRB") published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (77 Fed. Reg. 594 (Jan. 5, 2012)) that would implement the enhanced prudential standards required to be established under Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act"), and the early remediation requirements established under Section 166 of the Dodd-Frank Act.
United States
13 Mar 2012
Federal Reserve Board Toughens Oversight of SIFIs: Enhanced Prudential Standards
Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd Frank") to deal with the myriad problems that it believed caused the 2008 financial crisis. Among the problems the legislation sought to address was the macro issue of what to do about the "Too Big To Fail" larger financial services organizations and the impact their financial distress might have upon the stability of the United States banking or financial system.
United States
6 Mar 2012
Federal Reserve Board Confirms Template For Financial Stability Test: Board's Way Or The Highway
On February 14, 2012, the Federal Reserve Board ("Board") announced its approval of Capital One Financial Corporation ("Capital One") to acquire the shares of ING Bank, fsb ("ING").
United States
1 Mar 2012
Dodd-Frank Act: New Test for Bank Expansion
On December 23, 2011, the Federal Reserve Board ("Board") issued a statement setting forth the rationale for its December 19 approval of a bank acquisition, subject to the newly added criteria under the Dodd-Frank Act ("Dodd-Frank") that the Board must provide in its analysis of bank expansion applications.
United States
20 Jan 2012
Look, Up In The Cloud... It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A Bank
The financial services industry, being one of the largest global consumers of technology, often serves as a driver of change as new banking and financial products and services are introduced into the information, transaction processing, storage and communications pipeline.
United States
3 Feb 2011
Man On A Wire & The Sequel: FDIC Balances Need For Additional Capital Against Need For Enhanced Supervision
Spurred on by a notable increase in bank failures this year (89 to date) and the resultant decrease in the size of the Federal Deposit Insurance Fund ("Fund") available to resolve new bank failures ($10.4 billion as of June 30, 2009), the FDIC, on Aug. 26, 2009—a mere 48 days after coming out with its proposal—adopted its final Statement of Policy on the Acquisition of Failed Depository Institutions ("SOP").
United States
16 Sep 2009
Temporary Federal Loan Guarantee Program For Rapid Deployment Of Renewable Energy And Electric Power Transmission Projects
Additionally, until the Recovery Act, the Program was available only to "noncommercial" renewable energy projects.
United States
17 Mar 2009
U.S. Department Of The Treasury Announces Further Executive Compensation Restrictions For Financial Institutions Participating In The Tarp
On February 4, 2009, the U.S. Department of the Treasury ("Treasury") announced enhanced conditions on executive compensation for executives of financial institutions that (i) receive "exceptional financial recovery assistance" or (ii) participate in a "generally available capital access program" that Treasury announces in the future.
United States
26 Feb 2009
World Bank Launches New Voluntary Disclosure Program
On Aug. 1, 2006, the World Bank (“the Bank”) launched its new, proactive Voluntary Disclosure Program (“VDP”), a mechanism designed to address and reduce corruption. Through the VDP, the World Bank has enabled the private sector to self-police and avoid joining the more than 330 companies on the World Bank’s debarment “black list.”
United States
19 Dec 2006
World Bank Battles Corruption Through New Voluntary Disclosure Program
Approximately 10 years after former World Bank Group President James Wolfensohn’s famous “cancer of corruption” speech, the World Bank under Paul Wolfowitz has added another arrow to its anticorruption quiver.
United States
3 Oct 2006
The "Spitzer Effect" On Administrative Fair Lending Enforcement
Recent press releases by consumer advocates and state officials have indicated that these groups believe that the 2004 HMDA data will support claims of fair lending violations by mortgage lenders and other entities.
United States
21 Jun 2005
FinCEN Issues Guidance on the Relationship Between Banks and Money Services Businesses
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") and other federal banking agencies issued a joint statement (the "Statement") on March 30, 2005, regarding the banking industry’s obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act for check cashers, money transmitters, and other money services businesses.
United States
26 May 2005
The Encroaching Jurisdiction of the European Bankruptcy Regulation
In May 2002, the European Bankruptcy Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) 1346/2000 of 29 May 2002) ("the Regulation") came into effect. It applies to all members of the European Union other than Denmark, including those states that have recently joined. The principle object of the Regulation is to determine matters of insolvency/ bankruptcy jurisdiction between member states, but the result of such determination potentially has ser
European Union
2 Feb 2005
National Banks Beware: Your Branches May Carry Greater Risk Than You Realize
A recent Circuit split between the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits has created uncertainty in litigation which arises from the branch offices of national banks. The federal courts of appeal now stand divided over whether a case based solely on state-law claims involving a national bank’s branch offices may be removed to federal court when diversity jurisdiction otherwise exists in the case.
United States
28 Jan 2005
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