Bank Notes

  • October 5, 2017
    On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the CFPB is releasing its long-awaited small dollar lending rule . According to the CFPB, the rule aims to stop debt traps and apply to loans that require consumers to repay all or most of the debt at once. Under the new rule, lenders must conduct a "full-payment test" to determine upfront that borrowers can afford to repay their loans without re-borrowing. (The OCC...
  • October 3, 2017
    On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the FDIC released the results of its annual survey of branch office deposits for all FDIC-insured institutions. The latest data are as of June 30, 2017. The FDIC's Summary of Deposits (SOD) provides deposit totals for each of the more than 89,000 domestic offices operated by more than 5,700 FDIC-insured commercial and savings banks, savings associations, and U.S...
  • September 29, 2017
    On Friday, September 29, 2017, the OCC reported that their Performance of first-lien mortgages improved during the second quarter of 2017 compared with a year earlier. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report , Second Quarter 2017, showed 95.4 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the end of the quarter, compared with 94.7 percent a year earlier. The report also showed...
  • September 29, 2017
    On Friday, September 29, 2017, the FDIC released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in August. There are no administrative hearings scheduled for October 2017. The FDIC issued a total of 22 orders, four notices, including one notice issued in May, and one adjudicated decision. The administrative enforcement actions in those orders consisted...
  • September 28, 2017
    On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the OCC released its bank supervision operating plan for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The plan provides the foundation for policy initiatives and for supervisory strategies as applied to individual banks. Supervisory strategies for FY 2018 focus on: Cybersecurity and operational resiliency; Commercial and retail credit loan underwriting, concentration risk management,...
  • September 28, 2017
    On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC extended the next resolution plan filing deadline for eight large domestic banks by one year to July 1, 2019. The extension will provide the time needed for firms to remediate any weaknesses identified in their July 2017 submissions and to prepare and improve their next resolution plan submissions. According to the agencies’...
  • September 27, 2017
    On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the CFPB took action against Meridian Title Corporation , a real estate settlement services provider for allegedly steering consumers to a title insurer owned in part by several of Meridian’s executives without making disclosures about each businesses’ affiliation with one another. The CFPB found Meridian failed to disclose its relationship with the title insurer...
  • September 27, 2017
    On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the federal banking agencies proposed a rule intended to reduce regulatory burden by simplifying several requirements in the agencies' regulatory capital rule. Most aspects of the proposed rule would apply only to banking organizations that are not subject to the "advanced approaches" in the capital rule, which are generally firms with less than $250 billion in...
  • September 27, 2017
    On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the FDIC adopted a final rule to enhance the resilience and safety and soundness of state savings associations and banks supervised by the FDIC that are affiliated with systemically important U.S. and foreign banking organizations ("covered FDIC-supervised institutions"). Under the final rule, covered FDIC-supervised institutions are required to ensure that their...
  • September 27, 2017
    On Thursday, September 27, 2017, the OCC released their Second Quarter 2017 Bank Trading Revenue . The report states that U.S. commercial banks and savings associations fell to $6.7 billion in the second quarter 2017, $348 million, or 4.9 percent, lower than the previous quarter. In the report, Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities, the OCC also noted that trading revenue in...

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