Banking & Financial Services E - Note - May 2014

In This Issue:

- Fed Regulator Calls for End of Banks' Self-Grading of Risk

- Regulator Won't Act on Loan Limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

- Community Bankers Support Tiered Banking Regulatory System

- Banks Making Progress on Checking Account Transparency

- FFIEC Details Banks' Responsibilities Against Cybersecurity Threats

- Excerpt from Fed Regulator Calls for End of Banks' Self-Grading of Risk:

Under international banking rules, large banks are allowed to use their own tests to assess the riskiness of their assets and activities. In a speech, Daniel K. Tarullo, the Fed governor who oversees regulation, said he believed that regulators should consider stopping the banks from using their own estimates.

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