Jeffrey Werthan

Jeffrey Werthan

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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 HFIAA 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

Banking Agencies Adopt Supplementary Leverage Ratio Final Rule

On September 3, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency adopted a final rule modifying the definition of the denominator of the supplementary...more

9/10/2014 - Banks Basel Committee Basel III FDIC Federal Reserve Leverage Ratio OCC

FDIC Proposes Changes to Assessments Rule

On July 15, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) proposed (1) to revise the ratios and ratio thresholds for capital evaluations used in its risk-based deposit insurance assessment system (the FDIC stated this was...more

7/24/2014 - Banks Basel III Capital Requirements FDIC Federal Reserve Leverage Capital Ratio OCC

Banking Agencies Adopt Enhanced Supplementary Leverage Ratio Final Rule

On April 8, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, Agencies) adopted a final rule to strengthen the leverage ratio...more

4/17/2014 - Banks FDIC Federal Reserve Leverage Ratio OCC

Federal Reserve Extends Compliance Deadline for CLOs

On April 7, the Federal Reserve Board (Board) announced that it intends to exercise its authority to give banking entities two additional one-year extensions to conform their ownership interests in, and sponsorship of,...more

4/17/2014 - Banks Collateralized Loan Obligations Federal Reserve Time Extensions Volcker Rule

Agencies Issue Interim Final TruPs CDOs Rule, Effective April 1

On January 14, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Securities and Exchange Commission and the...more

4/10/2014 - Collateralized Debt Obligations Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Reserve Trust Preferred Securities Volcker Rule

Federal Reserve Approves Final Rule Regulating Bank Holding Companies and Foreign Banking Organizations

On February 18, the Federal Reserve Board (Federal Reserve) approved a Final Rule to enhance supervision over the largest US bank holding companies (BHCs) and the largest foreign banking organizations (FBOs) with operations...more

2/26/2014 - Bank Holding Company Banks Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Foreign Banks

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 8

In this issue: - OTC Markets Proposes Amendments to OTCQX Rules and New Rules for US Banks - SEC Approves Changes to FINRA BrokerCheck Disclosure Rule 8312 - SEC to Examine Never-Before Examined...more

2/24/2014 - Bank Holding Company Banking Sector Broker-Dealer Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Financial Regulatory Reform FINRA Foreign Banks Investment Adviser IRS OTC SEC Tax Preparers Tax Returns

Three Financial Regulators Set Volcker Rule Meeting Date

On December 3, three of the five regulators charged with writing the Volcker Rule released notices that they will hold votes on the rule. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal...more

12/6/2013 - CFTC FDIC Federal Reserve Volcker Rule

Federal Reserve and CFPB Announce New Thresholds for Exempt Consumer Credit and Lease Transactions

On November 20, the Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced they are increasing the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) for...more

11/27/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Regulation M Regulation Z TILA

OCC and FDIC Propose Rule to Strengthen Liquidity Risk Management

On October 30, as expected, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) each proposed a rule to strengthen the liquidity risk management of large banks and savings...more

11/7/2013 - Banks FDIC Federal Reserve Liquidity Coverage Ratio OCC

Agencies Issue Guidance on Troubled Debt Restructurings

The four federal financial institution regulatory agencies—the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration and the Office of the...more

11/4/2013 - Debt Debt Restructuring FDIC Federal Reserve NCUA Restructuring

Federal Reserve Issues Proposed Liquidity Requirements; OCC and FDIC Expected to Follow

On October 24, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in an expected move, issued tough new liquidity requirements generally applicable to banks with assets over $250 billion and somewhat diluted liquidity...more

11/4/2013 - Banks FDIC Federal Reserve Liquidity Coverage Ratio OCC

Federal Reserve and OCC Issue Final Rules Replacing Existing Risk-Based and Leverage Capital Rules

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published a final rule in the Federal Register on October 11 that replaces their existing risk-based and leverage...more

10/23/2013 - Basel III Capital Requirements Due Diligence FDIC Federal Reserve OCC

Federal Reserve Issues Paper on Capital Planning and Rule for Assessments for Large Banks

On August 19, one day before issuing its notice of proposed rulemaking on bolstering leverage ratio standards (as discussed above in “Agencies Seek to Bolster Leverage Ratio Standards for Largest Banks”), the Board of...more

8/28/2013 - Bank Holding Company Capital Requirements CCAR Federal Reserve Leverage Capital Ratio

Agencies Seek to Bolster Leverage Ratio Standards for Largest Banks

On August 20, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the Agencies) announced that...more

8/28/2013 - Banks FDIC Federal Reserve OCC Proposed Regulation

Agencies Seek Comment on Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test Guidance for “Medium-sized” Banking Firms

On July 30, three federal bank regulatory agencies, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Agencies), sought comment...more

8/7/2013 - Banks Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Reserve OCC Stress Tests

Federal Reserve, OCC and FDIC Propose Higher Capital Requirements for Largest Banks

On July 9, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the Agencies) issued a joint notice of proposed...more

7/18/2013 - Banks Capital Requirements Compliance FDIC Federal Reserve OCC Proposed Regulation

Federal Reserve Proposes to Collect Additional Data Every Day on Fed Funds, Eurodollars and CDs from Larger Banks

The Federal Reserve proposes to implement the mandatory Report of Selected Money Market Rates (FR 2420)....more

7/4/2013 - Banks CDS EU Federal Reserve Foreign Banks Money Market Funds

Federal Reserve to Vote on Final Capital Rules

On June 27 the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) announced that it will vote this Tuesday on the final version of rules that will require financial institutions to achieve higher levels of...more

7/4/2013 - Banks Capital Rules Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Equalizes Treatment of Foreign Banks Under Dodd-Frank Push Out Rules

On June 5, 2013, the Federal Reserve Board approved an interim final rule designed to give uninsured US branches and agencies of foreign banks the same treatment as domestic depository institutions under section 716 of the...more

6/12/2013 - Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Foreign Banks Swap Dealers

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