CBA backs student loan transparency bill

By Douglas Clark  |   January 31, 2019   |   Featured

The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) has forwarded correspondence to a pair of lawmakers in support of the Transparency in Student Lending Act. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Rep. John Curtis (R-Uta...

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Federal Reserve to assess stress test efficacy

By Douglas Clark  |   January 30, 2019   |   Federal

The Federal Reserve Board will host a public research conference in July, with the prime focus being an examination of its stress testing framework. “This outreach effort will help the public bet...

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Regulators report decline in bank loan risk

By Dave Kovaleski  |   January 29, 2019   |   Featured

The risk in the portfolio of large syndicated bank loans has declined, according to federal banking agencies. However, despite the improvement, the dollar volume of loans rated below “pass” re...

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NVCA updates its model legal documents

By Dave Kovaleski  |   January 28, 2019   |   Federal

National Venture Capital Association’s (NVCA) introduced updates to its model legal documents last week. The updates to the NVCA Model Legal Documents address the recent changes to foreign invest...

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ICBA applauds Treasury’s final rule on S Corps

By Dave Kovaleski  |   January 25, 2019   |   Federal

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has voiced its support for the U.S. Treasury Department’s final rule expanding access to the 20 percent tax deduction for pass-through businesses....

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Measure seeks to curb insider trading

By Douglas Clark  |   January 24, 2019   |   Federal

Reps. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced last week legislation designed to address insider trading by ensuring corporate insiders inability to engage in the practice via tradin...

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Insurers see net underwriting gain in 2018

By Dave Kovaleski  |   January 18, 2019   |   Featured

U.S. property/casualty insurers reported a $4.7 billion net underwriting gain in the first nine months of 2018, which is a turnaround from a $21.0 billion net underwriting loss the previous year. T...

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Measure addresses online sales tax collection

By Douglas Clark  |   January 17, 2019   |   Federal

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) reintroduced Tuesday legislation designed to stop the practice of small businesses collecting online sales taxes for other states. Tester said the Stop Taxing Our Potential (...

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