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May 11, 2016 Treasury Department calls for more oversight of online lending industry

Source: MarketWatch

The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday called for more oversight over online lending, one day after the biggest and most successful of the online lenders, LendingClub Corp, pushed out its chief executive for alleged self-dealing...

May 6, 2016 Banks Face New Rule That Magnifies Loss Reserves in Weak Economy

Source: Bloomberg

A new accounting rule that will force banks to set aside provisions for bad loans long before they sour could cannibalize profits and eat into capital at U.S. lenders.

May 5, 2016 This U.S. Regulator Wants to End Mandatory Arbitration for Consumers

Source: Fortune

A U.S. consumer watchdog on Thursday proposed new rules to block credit card companies, banks, and other companies from forcing customers to waive their rights to join class action lawsuits and only settle disputes through...

April 26, 2016 Goldman Sachs launches GS Bank, an Internet bank with a $1 minimum deposit

Source: Tech Crunch

Goldman Sachs has traditionally functioned like a run-of-the-mill investment bank. Minimums to open an account were in the range of $10 million, and returns were not guaranteed.

April 22, 2016 U.S. regulators propose to restrict Wall Street executive pay

Source: Reuters

A group of U.S. regulators issued a proposal on Thursday to restrict incentive-based compensation at big financial companies and prevent executives from receiving outsized rewards for making overly risky gambles.

April 21, 2016 Lew Op-Ed: Why We're Reviewing Asset Managment

Source: Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew

Opponents of financial reform are cheering a court decision to rescind the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s designation of MetLife for heightened regulatory supervision. FSOC designated MetLife after determining that...

April 14, 2016 US banks not prepared for another financial crisis, say federal regulators

Source: The Guardian

Some of the US’s biggest banks still lack a proper plan for bankruptcy, in the event of another major financial crisis, US regulators said on Wednesday.

April 7, 2016 U.S. readies bank rule on shell companies amid 'Panama Papers' fury

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Treasury Department intends to soon issue a long-delayed rule forcing banks to seek the identities of people behind shell-company account holders, after the "Panama Papers" leak provoked a global uproar over the hiding...

December 8, 2015 How Futures Markets View Rate Hikes

Source: Seeking Alpha

With each coming day, the Federal Reserve raising "rates" from 0.25% to 0.50% on December 16th seems more and more probable. But those with billions of dollars on the line typically don't like to make big bets on what seems...

November 25, 2015 CalPERS shared $3.4 bln in private equity profits over 25 years

Source: Reuters

The nation's largest public pension, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, said on Tuesday that it had paid $3.4 billion to private equity firms in profit-sharing over the past 25 years - a big step to opening the...

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