Lawmakers Continue to Turn Up The Heat On Big Banks

20:49 16 October in Blog

In a recent hearing before the Senate Banking Committee, lawmakers continue to call for increased regulatory reform from regulators in an effort to reduce the risk big banks pose to the U.S. financial system.    A distinction was made between large banks and other financial institutions....

Citigroup, Other Big Banks Pass Midterm Stress Test

17:28 14 October in Blog

The nation's largest banks continue to prepare for exams to be conducted by the Federal Reserve next year. These exams are to determine whether they have the financial strength to handle a severe downturn akin to the 2008 financial crisis. Under the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law,...

Regulators Rethink ‘Too Big to Fail’

19:18 03 October in Blog

"Too Big to Fail Banks" (TBTF) has a nice ring to it if you are a banker, but many struggling citizens are demanding tougher regulations on the members of the Federal Reserve System (FED). The United States is considering increasing the surcharge for being part...

Construction Loans on the Rise Says FDIC

04:57 19 September in Blog

According to recently released figures by the FDIC, outstanding construction loans for both residential and commercial projects increased to $223.2 billion in the second quarter. That is a 4% increase over the first quarter. According to economists, the increase is due to the fact that lenders...

Recovery is Slow for Small Business Lending

17:46 21 August in Blog

While the economy slogs along at a snail’s pace and businesses of all sizes continue to persevere, banks remain steadfast in reigning back loans for small businesses.  Even though loans to small businesses were up 1% from last September, they are still 18% less than...

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