The Dual Banking System


Lori Sommerfield provides a brief history of banking regulation and explains federal and state supervisory structures for regulating financial institutions. She defines the key terminology for various types of banking organizations and identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for banking regulation with an overview of their responsibilities and organizational structures. Other federal regulators, such as FFIEC, DOJ, HUD, the SEC and the FTC are identified along with their interactions with the federal banking agencies. Credit union regulation is also outlined. Finally, Ms. Sommerfield reviews the changes to banking regulation that will follow enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. This presentation is a valuable overview of banking regulation that will be of great interest to those wishing to become familiar with the subject, and an excellent refresher for more seasoned professionals.

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