Financial Regulatory Forum

INSIGHT: In a regulatory era, small U.S. banks are getting some relief

September 8, 2016

(Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence) – While the regulatory pendulum has swung toward the “more” side since since the advent of Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, a relatively new – and less noticeable — counter-trend has emerged toward addressing complaints by smaller banks of disproportionately heavy regulation. (more…)

ANALYSIS-Markets fret, but chance of big bank crash slim

May 28, 2010

By Steve Slater and Alex Chambers

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) – This week’s market jitters that banks were heading back to the darkest days of 2008 look overdone because lenders have vastly improved their assets and central banks stand ready with abundant funding.

UK won’t tighten liquidity rules on banks for now

March 8, 2010

By Huw Jones

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – Banks operating in Britain were given more breathing space on Monday when their regulator, the Financial Services Authority, said it would not demand higher liquidity levels until the economy is recovering properly.

S.Korea restricts trading in FX forwards

November 19, 2009

   By Seo Eun-kyung and Cheon Jong-woo
   SEOUL, Nov 19 (Reuters) – South Korea announced measures on Thursday aimed at tightening control over foreign exchange liquidity to make the banking system (more…)

UK bank liquidity rules phased in over years

October 5, 2009

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LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Britain’s financial watchdog said on Monday that banks will have several years to comply with tougher liquidity rules aimed at ensuring the sector can navigate sudden market storms without government help. (more…)

BoE says opens monetary framework to smaller banks

October 5, 2009

BRITAIN-BANK/RATES    LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The Bank of England said on Monday it will give more banks access to its open market operations to help smaller institutions better manage their liquidity. (more…)

Major central banks, regulators working on exit strategy system – official

September 15, 2009

PARIS, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Central bankers are working on a system to ensure they coordinate exit strategies to avoid any untoward consequences of removing stimulus at different times, a Financial Stability Board official said on Tuesday.