Banking & Financial Services E-Note - April 25, 2013

In This Issue:

- Regulators Could Step in with Tougher Rules as Bank Profits Rise

- Bill Would Force Study of Basel III Impact on Bank Capital Costs

- Regulator Wants Enforcement Powers Against Bank Consultants

- Fed, FDIC Give Banks 3-Month Extension to Provide "Living Wills"

- State Regulators Ask CFPB For Flexible Definition of Rural Markets

- Official Urges SEC for More Guidance on Cyber Attack Disclosure

- Almost Half of Complaints to CFPB Related to Mortgages

- Subprime Auto Loans Surging, Data Shows

- Obama Seeks to Boost Lending to Smaller Businesses

- Analysts Say Big Banks Could Break Up to Boost Profitability

- Excerpt from Regulators Could Step in with Tougher Rules as Bank Profits Rise:

Banks have been reporting steady growth in earnings since soon after the financial crisis, but as welcome as such profits are to the banks, they may also become a source of discomfort. The ballooning bottom lines could embolden the lawmakers and regulators who want to introduce additional measures to overhaul the banking system.

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