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European Parliament approves financial supervision reform package
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • September 23 2010

Yesterday, the European Commission voted to approve the financial supervision reform package, which will shift the manner in which banks, stock markets and insurance companies are supervised and policed in Europe


Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on government actions related to AIG
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, chaired by Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), held a hearing entitled “American International Group (AIG): Examining What Went Wrong, Government Intervention, and Implications for Future Regulation.”


NAFH National Bank acquires all the deposits of two institutions in Florida and one institution in South Carolina in second use of OCC “shelf charter”
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On Friday, the Florida Office of Financial regulation closed Metro Bank of Dade County, headquartered in Miami, Florida, and Turnberry Bank, headquartered in Aventura, Florida, and the OCC closed First National Bank of the South, headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina


G-8 Finance Ministers propose framework to strengthen global financial and economic cooperation at meeting
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Global
  • June 15 2009

Following its two-day meeting in Lecce, Italy, the G8 Finance Ministers released a statement over the weekend acknowledging the coordinated efforts taken by international community to address the global economic crisis and focusing on the actions that must be taken in the months ahead to ensure "the soundness of systemically important institutions" and that "consumer and investor confidence is fully restored and that growth is underpinned by stable financial markets and strong fundamentals."


EU Competition Commissioner Kroes addresses whether government intervention alleviated crisis in Europe
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 1 2009

Yesterday, in a speech at the International Banking Conference of British Bankers Association in London, E.U. Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes stated that, while government intervention efforts had alleviated the crisis, the focus should now be directed towards helping “restore long-term viability to the system,” since European governments are “potential spending 16.5 of GDP on bailouts.”


Federal banking agencies issue report to congressional committees on differences in accounting and capital standards
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

Today, the federal banking agencies, including the OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC and OTS issued their joint annual report to the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee describing the differences between the accounting and capital standards used by the agencies


SEC charges Citigroup and two executives in connection with misleading information regarding exposure to subprime assets
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2010

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") charged Citigroup with misleading investors concerning the company's exposure to subprime mortgage-related assets


Bank of the Ozarks assumes all of the deposits of Woodlands Bank
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On Friday, the Office of Thrift Supervision closed Woodlands Bank, headquartered in Bluffton, South Carolina, and appointed the FDIC as receiver for the bank


Centerstate Bank of Florida, National Association assumes all of the deposits of Olde Cypress Community Bank
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On Friday, the Office of Thrift Supervision closed Olde Cypress Community Bank, headquartered in Clewiston, Florida, and appointed the FDIC as receiver for the bank


Commercial bank assumes all of the deposits of mainstreet savings bank, fsb
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On Friday, the Office of Thrift Supervision closed Mainstreet Savings Bank, FSB, headquartered in Hastings Michigan, and appointed the FDIC as receiver for the bank