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- November 6, 2017Quarles sworn in to Federal Reserve System, Vice Chair for Supervision On Monday, November 6, 2017, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve announced Randal K. Quarles was ceremonially sworn in as a member and as Vice Chair for Supervision in the atrium of the Board's Eccles building in Washington. Following his confirmation by the Senate, Vice Chair Quarles took office on October 13, 2017...November 2, 2017To the Editor: R “ Living on a Borrowed Dime ” (Business Day, Oct. 20), which seems to criticize banks for high consumer debt: Every day, retail banks across the country strive to offer products that meet consumer needs. That commitment is paying off: A recent report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows a correlation between bank deposit accounts and financial well-being. Unlike bank...October 31, 2017On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the OCC issued a bulletin regarding the "Subsidiaries and Equity Investments" booklet of the Comptroller’s Licensing Manual. This booklet revises the “Investment in Subsidiaries and Equities” booklet issued in July 2008. This revised booklet updates procedures and requirements to reflect the integration of the functions of the Office of Thrift Supervision into the...October 31, 2017On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the OCC issued a bulletin updating its policies and procedures regarding bank enforcement actions and related matters. This policy is effective on December 1, 2017. The updates are reflected in the “Bank Supervision Process,” “Community Bank Supervision,” “Federal Branches and Agencies Supervision,” and “Large Bank Supervision” booklets of the Comptroller’s Handbook...October 30, 2017On Monday, October 30, 2017, the OCC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and the FDIC issued a bulletin seeking comment on a proposed rule to simplify certain aspects of the capital rule. The majority of the proposed simplifications would apply solely to banking organizations not subject to the advanced approaches capital rule (the advanced approaches capital rule generally applies to...October 27, 2017On Friday, October 27, 2017, the FDIC released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in September. The FDIC issued a total of 23 orders, including one order issued in August, and one notice. The administrative enforcement actions in those orders consisted of eight consent orders; five Section 19 orders; one civil money penalty; three...October 27, 2017On Friday, October 27, 2017, the OCC announced it is seeking comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking amending the its Annual Stress Test rule. The proposal would make several technical revisions to the stress testing regulation, including Changing the range of possible “as-of” dates used in the global market shock component of the annual stress tests to conform with rule revisions recently...October 27, 2017Thoughts on Senate Vote Repealing CFPB’s Arbitration Rule With a deciding vote by Vice President Mike Pence, the Senate passed a resolution overturning the CFPB’s arbitration rule by a vote of 51 to 50. Overturning the CFPB’s arbitration rule ensures consumers retain the tools they need to receive relief without going through long, drawn-out, costly court proceedings – where no one benefits...October 26, 2017 - 2:00PMPastOctober 23, 2017On Monday, October 23, 2017, the OCC, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the FDIC released answers to frequently asked questions regarding the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) rule. These FAQs are the interpretations of the rule by of the agencies’ staff based on the facts and circumstances presented. These FAQs are not official rules or regulations. The OCC plans to compile additional...