Financial Regulatory Forum

BREAKINGVIEWS-Is Obama losing control of U.S. financial reform?

By Reuters Staff
May 3, 2010

– The authors is a Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are his own –

U.S. FDIC’s Bair urges banks to take losses on commercial loans

By Reuters Staff
January 20, 2010

By Karey Wutkowski

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – A top regulator on Wednesday told banks to stop dragging their feet and recognize losses on commercial real estate loans, a sector that is due to deteriorate in the coming quarters and drive bank failures.

Top regulators to face U.S. financial crisis panel

By Reuters Staff
January 14, 2010

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Senior U.S. regulators, including outspoken Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chairman Sheila Bair, will tell their side of the story on Thursday to a commission examining the origins of the 2008 financial crisis.

US FDIC floats plan to tie bank pay to fee levels

By Reuters Staff
January 12, 2010

By Karey Wutkowski

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – U.S. banks whose compensation plans encourage risk-taking would have to pay more for deposit insurance under a proposal floated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp on Tuesday.

U.S. industry sharpens attack on financial reforms

December 8, 2009

By Karey Wutkowski and Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – U.S. industry is freshening its attack on financial reform, pledging more cash to defeat a new consumer agency and raising concerns over a provision that could force secured creditors to shoulder losses.

U.S. banks to prepay fees to cover failure costs

By Reuters Staff
November 13, 2009

By Karey Wutkowski
WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – U.S. banks will prepay three years of industry fees to give the government about $45 billion in cash to handle the rising tide of bank failures, under a rule finalized by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp on Thursday.

US FDIC to meet Nov. 12 to finalize bank fee plan

By Reuters Staff
November 6, 2009

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators will meet Nov. 12 to finalize their proposal to have banks prepay three years of industry assessments, which would give the government cash to handle the rising tide of bank failures.

US Rep Frank wants big banks to prepay resolution fund – aide

By Reuters Staff
October 30, 2009

U.S. Representative Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, listens to a reporter's question during the Reuters Global Financial Regulation Summit in Washington, April 28, 2009.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES POLITICS BUSINESS HEADSHOT)   WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Barney Frank has changed his position and supports requiring large financial firms to make payments into a fund for unwinding troubled competitors before the money is needed, an aide said on Friday.

Obama readies tougher ‘too big to fail’ strategy

By Reuters Staff
October 26, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) attends a fundraiser for U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) in Stamford, Connecticut, October 23, 2009.  REUTERS/Jason Reed   (UNITED STATES POLITICS)   By Kevin Drawbaugh
WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The Obama administration within days will move to get tougher with large financial firms that are in trouble by urging Congress to let the government seize control, wipe out shareholders, boot management and restructure debts, an administration official said on Monday.

Reuters Summit-U.S. FDIC seeks bailout ban, risk fees

By Reuters Staff
October 21, 2009

Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Sheila Bair speaks with reporters during the 2009 Reuters Washington Summit in Washington October 21, 2009.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES POLITICS BUSINESS) By Karey Wutkowski
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Congress should eliminate any possibility of temporary bailouts in draft legislation that would give the government power to break up troubled, systemic financial firms, a top U.S. bank regulator said on Wednesday.