Jeffrey Werthan

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Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies Release CRA Asset-Size Thresholds for Small and Intermediate Small Institutions

On December 22, 2015, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, Agencies) announced the annual adjustment to the...more

1/14/2016 - Banks CRA Federal Reserve Federal Savings Associations Threshold Requirements

Federal Reserve Announces Final Rule on Emergency Lending

On November 30, the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System approved a final rule specifying its procedures for emergency lending under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act. Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank...more

12/9/2015 - Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Final Rules Financial Sector Lending

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 42

SEC/CORPORATE - ISS Releases 2016 Draft Voting Policy Changes for Comment - On October 26, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a leading proxy advisory firm, released for comment draft voting policy changes...more

11/2/2015 - Banking Examinations Board of Directors CFTC Clearing Agencies Derivatives Clearing Organizations Directors Federal Reserve Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) HMRC ISS Publicly-Traded Companies Registration Requirement Rule 14a-8 SEC Senior Managers Insurers Regime (SMIR) Shareholder Proposals Shareholders

Banking Agencies Announce EGRPRA Meeting

On September 28, the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, federal banking agencies) announced that they will hold an outreach...more

10/8/2015 - Banking Sector EGRPRA Federal Reserve FFIEC Public Meetings Regulatory Agencies Webcasts

Federal Reserve To Require Same-Day ACH Service

On September 23, the Federal Reserve Board announced the approval of “enhancements” to the Federal Reserve Banks’ same-day automated clearing house (ACH) service. According to the Fed, “[t]he enhancements are intended to...more

10/1/2015 - ACH Payments Automated Clearing House (ACH) Banks Federal Reserve Financial Institutions NACHA

FFIEC and Member Agencies Propose Call Report Changes

On September 8, three member agencies of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal...more

9/17/2015 - Banking Sector FDIC Federal Reserve FFIEC Financial Institutions OCC Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements

Federal Reserve Issues Clarification of Debit Card Interchange Rule in Response to Court Action

On August 10, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) clarified Regulation II (Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing) regarding the inclusion of transaction-monitoring costs in the interchange fee...more

8/19/2015 - Debit Cards EFTA Federal Reserve Interchange Fees Transaction Fees

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 31

SEC Division of Corporate Finance Issues New CD&Is Relating to General Solicitation and Regulation D - On August 6, the Staff of the Division of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (Staff)...more

8/17/2015 - Banking Sector Broker-Dealer CD&I CFTC Derivatives EFTA EU Exemptive Relief Federal Reserve General Solicitation Major Swap Participants Regulation D SEC Shadow Banking Small Business Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act UK

Federal Reserve Issues Final Rule Requiring GSIBs to Bolster Capital

The Federal Reserve Board on July 20 approved a final rule requiring the largest, most systemically important US bank holding companies to further strengthen their capital positions. Under the rule, a firm that is identified...more

7/30/2015 - Bank Holding Company Banks Capital Requirements Federal Reserve Final Rules G-SIB

Federal Reserve Changes Name Check Process

As part of its responsibilities as the primary federal banking regulator for bank holding companies, savings and loan holding companies and state-chartered banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System (referred to as...more

7/30/2015 - Background Checks Bank Holding Company Banking Sector Board of Directors Credit Checks Federal Reserve Shareholders

Federal Reserve Proposes Changes to Capital Planning and Stress Testing Regulations

The Federal Reserve Board on July 19 proposed a rule to modify its capital planning and stress testing regulations. The proposed changes would take effect for the 2016 capital plan and stress testing cycles. For all banking...more

7/30/2015 - Bank Holding Company Comment Period Federal Reserve Proposed Regulation Stress Tests

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 28

CFTC Extends Designation of DTCC-SWIFT as Provider of Legal Entity Identifiers - On July 20, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order extending the designation of the Depository Trust and Clearing...more

7/27/2015 - AIFMD AML/CFT Banking Sector CFTC Chief Compliance Officers EU FATF Federal Reserve FinCEN G-SIB Illegal Tipping Insider Trading SEC Securities Fraud

Six Federal Regulators Issue Final Interagency Policy Statement on Diversity Policies and Practices of Regulated Entities

On June 9, the Federal Reserve Board, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Securities and Exchange...more

6/19/2015 - Administrative Procedure Act Banking Sector Diversity Dodd-Frank EEOC Employer Mandates Employment Policies FDIC Federal Reserve Financial Institutions Hiring & Firing OCC OMWI SEC

Federal Reserve Board Expands Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement

On April 9, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Board) issued a final rule to expand the applicability of its Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement and also apply it to certain savings and loan holding...more

4/22/2015 - Bank Holding Company Banking Sector Banks Federal Reserve Final Rules

Agencies Issue Tool for Calculating Capital Requirements for Securitization Exposures

On February 11, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued an automated tool to help national banks and...more

2/19/2015 - Banking Sector Banks Capital Requirements Federal Reserve Securitization Market Securitization Vehicles

Federal Reserve Board Invites Comments on Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement

On January 29, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invited public comment on a proposed rule to expand the applicability of the Board’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement (Policy Statement)...more

2/13/2015 - Bank Holding Company Banking Sector Banks Community Banks Federal Reserve

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 5

In this issue: - SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies to Discuss “Accredited Investor” Definition - Glass Lewis Enhances its Pay-for-Performance and Equity Plan Models - SEC Issues New...more

2/9/2015 - Accredited Investors CBOE Cybersecurity Emerging Growth Companies Enforcement Actions Equity Plans ESMA Exchange Offer Federal Reserve FINRA Glass Lewis Pay-for-Performance Ponzi Scheme Private Student Loans Proposed Amendments SEC Small Business Tender Offers

Congress Eases Debt Level Restrictions for Smaller Banks, Thrifts

On December 11, Congress passed legislation redefining the size of smaller institutions allowed to take advantage of the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement from less than $500 million to less than...more

12/31/2014 - Bank Holding Company Banks Federal Reserve New Legislation

FFIEC Releases Revised BSA/AML Examination Manual

On November 26, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released the revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual. ...more

12/12/2014 - Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act Bank Secrecy Act FDIC Federal Reserve FFIEC Financial Institutions FinCEN Nonbank Firms OFAC

Agencies Request Comment on Proposed Flood Insurance Rule

Five federal regulatory agencies on October 24 announced the approval of a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to amend regulations pertaining to loans secured by property located in special flood hazard areas. The proposed...more

11/5/2014 - Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act Farm Credit Administration FDIC Federal Reserve Flood Insurance Flood Zones NCUA OCC Proposed Amendments Rulemaking Process

Six Federal Agencies Jointly Approve Final Risk Retention Rule

Six federal agencies approved on October 22 a final rule requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions. The final rule implements the risk retention requirements in the Dodd-Frank Wall...more

11/5/2014 - ABS Asset-Backed Securities Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Reserve FHFA Final Rules HUD Mortgage-Backed Securities OCC Qualified Mortgage Rule Risk Retention SEC

Banking Agencies Request Comment on Proposed Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment

On September 8, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency requested comment on proposed revisions to the “Interagency...more

9/18/2014 - Banks Community Reinvestment Act FDIC Federal Reserve OCC Proposed Amendments

Federal Reserve and CFPB Announce Increases in Dollar Thresholds in Regulations Z and M for Exempt Consumer Credit and Lease...

On September 9, the Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced increases in the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) for exempt...more

9/18/2014 - CFPB Federal Reserve Regulation M Regulation Z

Federal Banking Regulators Finalize Liquidity Coverage Ratio

On September 3, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency finalized a rule to strengthen the liquidity positions of large financial institutions.The...more

9/10/2014 - Banks Basel Committee Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Reserve Final Rules HQLA Liquidity Coverage Ratio OCC

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