A bill that would ease Basel III capital requirements on commercial real estate loans could level the playing field between depository and nonbank lenders and spur more construction lending if it passes in the Senate.
Discussions on a regulatory relief package between the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Banking Committee broke down late Tuesday, but members from both parties remain hopeful they can reach a bipartisan deal.
The ICBA has filed a supporting brief to the American Banker's Association's FOM suit against NCUA, but a rapid decision is unlikely, and the case has already dragged on longer than the bankers' MBL suit.
A controversial bank merger in Kansas City is likely to catch the eyes of credit union watchers as NCUA considers new rulemaking surrounding disclosures of incentives offered to board members and executives at merging CUs.
Fintech firms, banks, state regulators and consumer protection groups all expressed significant reservations about the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's latest plan on its fintech charter initiative.