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On September 13, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Third-Party Due Diligence Criteria for U.S. RMBS Transactions. On September 13, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Fitch Updates Future Flow Securitisation Criteria;...more

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CFPB Issues Final Rule Temporarily Raising Reporting Threshold for Home Equity Loans Under Home Mortgage Act Rules - On August 24, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB") issued a new rule that amends...more

Rating Agency Developments

On August 31, 2017, S&P published its methodology for rating U.S. Credit Card Securitizations. On August 31, 2017, S&P published a Table of Contents to its Structured Finance Criteria. ...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Federal Reserve Seeks Comments on LIBOR Alternatives - On August 24, 2017, the U.S. Federal Reserve requested public comments on a plan for the New York Federal Reserve and the Office of Financial Research to come up with...more

Rating Agency Developments

On August 23, 2017, DBRS published a report entitled Rating Companies in the Oil and Gas and Oilfield Services Industries. Report. On August 21, 2017, Moody’s published a report entitled Government-Related Issuers. Report....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

On August 21, 2017, the European Commission published the text of a Delegated Regulation that amends the Capital Requirements Regulation (Regulation 573/2013) ("CRR"). The main amendment pertains to Article 496(1) of the CRR....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

On August 8, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. extended the deadline for 19 foreign banks and two domestic bank holding companies to file their next round of "living wills" detailing how they...more

Rating Agency Developments

On August 7, 2017, Fitch released a report entitled: Corporate Rating Criteria. On August 4, 2017, Fitch released a report entitled: U.S. Private Student Loan ABS Rating Criteria....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

OCC Solicits Public Comments on Revising the Volcker Rule - On August 2, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") issued a public notice that it is seeking public input on revising the final regulation...more

Rating Agency Developments

On August 2, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled: North American Commercial Mortgage Servicer Evaluations. Report. On July 31, 2017, Fitch issued a release entitled: Fitch Updates UK Whole Business Securitisation Rating...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

FHFA Updates Progress on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Credit Risk Transfer Programs - On July 26, 2017, the Federal Housing Finance Agency released an update on the credit risk transfer programs of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae...more

Rating Agency Developments

On July 26, 2017, Moody’s issued the following reports: Moody’s Approach to Rating Credit Card Receivables-Backed Securities - Moody’s Approach to Rating Asset-Backed Commercial Paper... ...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - FHFA Announces $5.5 Billion Settlement With Royal Bank of Scotland - On July 12, 2017, the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA"), as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,...more

Rating Agency Developments

n July 10, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Rating Canadian Split Share Companies and Trusts. On July 7, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Derivatives Criteria for Canadian Structured Finance. ...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Federal Reserve and FDIC Post Resolution Plans for Eight Major Financial Firms - On July 5, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board (the "Board") and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") posted the public portions of...more

Rating Agency Developments

On July 7, 2017, Kroll published its Research Recap for Q2 2017. Here are several articles of interest: ABS: KBRA Comments on Alitalia Extraordinary Administration Request - AVIATION: 2017 Update Aircraft leasing...more

Rating Agency Developments

On June 21, 2017, Moody’s published its ratings methodology assessing rated issuers in the pharmaceutical industry. On June 21, 2017, Moody’s published its ratings methodology assessing rated issuers in the automobile...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - Treasury Department Report: Decreasing Regulatory Burdens, Increasing Regulatory Accountability and Fostering Economic Growth - On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department released...more

Rating Agency Developments

On June 14, 2017, Moody’s released a report entitled Global Passenger Railway Companies. On June 14, 2017, Moody’s released a report entitled Global Manufacturing Companies. On June 14, 2017, Moody’s released a report...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - Federal Reserve Board Approves Extended Transition Period for Deutsche Bank AG, SVB Financial Group, and UBS Group AG to Conform Investments in Certain "Illiquid Funds" to Requirements of...more

Rating Agency Developments

On June 7, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Fitch Publishes Updated U.S. Timeshare Loan ABS Rating Criteria. Press Release. On June 6, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Fitch Updates Structured Finance CDOs...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - Fee Rate Advisory #3 for Fiscal Year 2017 - On May 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") announced that starting July 4, 2017, the fee rates applicable to most...more

Rating Agency Developments

On June 1, 2017, Kroll Bond Rating Agency released a report entitled KBRA’s Views on the State of the Solar Market. On May 31, 2017, Kroll Bond Rating Agency released a report entitled Oil Price Increases Won’t Plug CMBS...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - CFTC Launches LabCFTC as Major Fintech Initiative - On May 17, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") approved the creation of LabCFTC, which it describes as "a new...more

Rating Agency Developments

On May 17, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Switzerland Residential Mortgage Rating Criteria Addendum. On May 17, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled Germany Residential Mortgage Rating Criteria Addendum. On...more

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