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Banking Notes - October 2013: New Capital Rules for Community Banks

While small banks avoided some of the dreaded brunt of Basel III, this summer’s capital changes require all banks to reconsider their capital positions and may drive some banks to raise capital. Fortunately, the final rules...more

Dodd-Frank Implementation: Navigating the Road Ahead

Table of Contents: Introduction; Financial Stability Reform; Resolution Planning; Agencies and Agency Oversight Reform; Securitization Reform; Derivatives Regulation; Investor Protection Reform; Credit Rating Agency...more

Proposed Rules Could Change Penalty Box for Life Company Lenders

As commercial real estate lenders, life insurance companies have a unique approach on dealing with potential losses or loan loss reserves in their mortgage loans holdings. Unlike bank mortgage lenders, who apply their risk...more

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010: Congress Enacts Sweeping Financial Reform

On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Act") became law. The U.S. Congress designed the Act to address what it perceived to be a vast number of failures that led to the...more

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