• Article | Regulation
  • June 10th, 2011

It’s time for Plan B for the banking industry, following failure of Durbin delay

With Congress voting down a delay in implementation of the Durbin amendment to Dodd-Frank, the banking community looks to re-evaluate their business models.

  • Article | Regulation
  • June 1st, 2011

What will become of thrifts?

With the Office of Thrift Supervision seeing its last days on earth, what will become of the thrifts themselves?

  • Article | Regulation
  • April 20th, 2011

Regulators to bankers: Just talk to us

A panel of regulators from our annual Bank Chairman/CEO Peer Exchange in Chicago provide useful tips for fostering effective relationships with the examiners.

  • Article | Regulation
  • April 7th, 2011

Taking the Long View on Regulatory Relations

Like it or not, the regulators have a job to do and the bankers who take the long view on regulatory relations will come out ahead of the game.

  • Article | Regulation
  • March 30th, 2011

Where is all the bailout fraud?

Armed inspectors, with sirens wailing, find few cases of actual TARP money stolen. Is that because none exists, or is that because we haven't found it?

  • Article | Regulation
  • March 18th, 2011

TARP Legacy: Hidden Costs

While taxpayers will make an estimated $20 billion profit from the Troubled Asset Relief Program for banks, what about the legacy of "too big to fail?"

  • Article | Regulation
  • March 16th, 2011

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief faces Republican critics

Review of subcommittee hearing with Elizabeth Warren, the special advisor setting up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, who fought back challenges from Republicans.

  • Article | Regulation
  • March 11th, 2011

Will National Banks Lose the Protection of Federal Preemption?

If you are the director of a nationally chartered bank or thrift, there's a date coming up real fast that you must pay attention to.

  • Article | Regulation
  • February 18th, 2011

Top lobbyist to bankers: When the economy improves, the beatings will stop

Speaking to a crowd of hundreds of bankers at Bank Director's Acquire or Be Acquired Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona two weeks ago, Bartlett said politicians have been criticizing the financial industry because the economy is hurting.

  • Article | Regulation
  • February 16th, 2011

Small business loan fund seems like a 'no-brainer' for bankers