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McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 3 Feb 2014

Federal agencies seek comments on Interim Final Rule intended to benefit community banks

On Jan. 31, 2014, five federal agencies each adopted a common interim final rule (Interim Final Rule) that would permit banking entities to retain


Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP | USA | 26 Nov 2013

Regulatory capital estimation tool available for community banks

The federal banking agencies have released a regulatory capital estimation tool to help community banks understand the potential effects of the


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA | 22 Nov 2013

Agencies release a regulatory capital estimation tool for community banks

The federal bank regulatory agencies on November 19 released an estimation tool to help community banks understand the potential effects of the


Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 20 Nov 2013

Regulators release tool to calculate impact of Basel III capital rules

On November 19, 2013, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Board, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released an


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 7 Sep 2011

Community bank interests are not addressed in banking media coverage

As fall arrives and football returns, banking headlines seem removed from the daily challenges and operations of community banks.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 22 Aug 2011

Insights from Winston & Strawn

This has been a fairly quiet week for Washington's regulation of financial services providers.


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2011

It’s hard for banks to tell it like it is

After Call Reports are filed and earnings are released in January, the attention of boards and management at many publicly-held community banks and bank holding companies turns to preparation of 10-K filings and Annual Reports to shareholders, with Proxy Statements next on the horizon.


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 21 Jul 2010

Dodd-Frank Act significantly changes regulatory environment for community banks and thrifts

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") which significantly amends Federal oversight of the financial industry.


Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 14 Jan 2010

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission holds first public hearing

Yesterday, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) held its first public hearing to discuss the causes of the financial markets crisis.


Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 5 Nov 2009

House Financial Services Committee letter requests a measured approach to examinations of community banks

Last week, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) and Rep. Walt Minnick (D-ID) co-authored a letter to the heads of the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, OTS and NCUA calling on them to “apply a measured approach to examinations” of community banks and for “regulators to show some temperance in their regulation of traditional banks.”

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