WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – U.S. bank regulators said on Friday that they are extending the amount of time they keep new banks under strict supervision, saying recent bank failures have indicated that new institutions pose an elevated risk to the insurance fund that safeguards bank deposits.
Financial Regulatory Forum
By Karey Wutkowski and Steve Eder
WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators plan to gauge how severe a hit banks will take from an accounting change that will force them to bring more than $1 trillion of assets back on their books, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp proposed on Wednesday.
By Paritosh Bansal and Megan Davies
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are likely to back down from the tough stance they took a month ago on rules for auctions of troubled banks, which could clear the way for more private equity bidders to come back into the game.
By Karey Wutkowski
WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are set to buttress their defenses this week against a slew of sick banks still facing closure and the risks to the dwindling fund that protects depositors.
By Karey Wutkowski
WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators plan to gauge how severe of a hit banks will take from an accounting change that will force them to bring more than $1 trillion of assets back on their books.
By Paritosh Bansal
NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Lone Star Funds joined other big private equity names in opposing proposed U.S. rules for investments in failed banks, as a designated period for public comment on the draft regulations comes to an end on Monday.
By Jonathan Stempel
NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) – A U.S. regulator said on Monday banks may need to boost their reserves for losses on home equity loans, after housing prices fell by roughly one-third from their 2006 peak. (more…)
WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Disagreement within the Obama administration over reshaping U.S. financial regulation flared on Tuesday, with top bank regulators defending their turf against key parts of a broad bank supervision overhaul plan. (more…)
By Megan Davies
NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) – A U.S. bank regulator is expected to move quickly in finalizing guidelines on private equity investments in failed banks, possibly easing one of its most controversial proposals, sources said on Monday. (more…)
WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp is launching the first test of its Legacy Loans Program to help banks rid their balance sheets of toxic assets so they can raise new capital and increase lending, the agency said on Friday.