background preloader

Dodd-Frank

Facebook Twitter

Articles about Dodd Frank- Its intent and ultimate effects on banks- small banks in particular.

201311 cfpb report findings relative costs. Pearltrees extension. McLaughlinGreene QuantifyingDoddFrank MOP 022614. Demystifying Dodd-Frank: 14 Ways it Reforms the Financial System - Third Way. Four years after its passage, Dodd-Frank remains one of the most important yet least understood laws passed in recent decades.

Demystifying Dodd-Frank: 14 Ways it Reforms the Financial System - Third Way

It was designed to reduce the frequency and severity of future financial crises. It sought to overhaul the regulatory structure of Wall Street and the banking industry—from the issuing of simple mortgages for prospective homeowners to protecting consumers who use financial products to the trading of bewildering derivatives between institutional behemoth. But like many things having to do with the financial sector, Dodd-Frank is replete with complex terminology and opaque concepts—and we have yet to see a short and simple primer that makes the law accessible. This complexity is not just an obstacle to understanding Dodd-Frank and explaining it to voters who are skeptical of both Wall Street and Congress, but an impediment to appreciating it. Overly restrictive rules can make highways work sub-optimally.

This memo seeks to demystify Dodd-Frank. 1. 2. Financial choice act comprehensive outline. Financial choice act executive summary. Problem loading page. Problem loading page. Is Dodd-Frank a Failure? The Dodd-Frank Act, a massive compilation of banking regulations enacted in 2010, was meant to prevent another financial crisis like 2008 by promoting a safer and fairer banking system.

Is Dodd-Frank a Failure?

Obama called it the most significant financial reform since the 1930s. But the Trump administration wants to repeal the act. “The proponents of Dodd-Frank promised that it would lift our economy. Yet now, six years later, the American people remain stuck in the slowest, weakest, most tepid recovery since the Great Depression,” President-elect Donald Trump stated on his website. Trump’s pledge to dismantle the law was welcomed by banks, especially smaller ones that have been hurt most by the costs resulting from regulation. Since the election, financial stocks have rallied on the prospect of a strong economy and deregulation, outperforming the other sectors. “We are delighted,” said Jay Sidhu, chairman and CEO of Customers Bank, a community bank headquartered in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Are Banks Safer? How the Decline in Community Banks Hurts Small Business. A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond reveals that the number of community banks dropped by a whopping 41 percent between 2007 and 2013.

How the Decline in Community Banks Hurts Small Business

That’s bad news for small business owners, who rely heavily on financing from small, local banks. 5 Years Later: Dodd-Frank Continues to Cripple Small Business, Kill American Jobs. Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, together with a coalition of 31 other conservative, free market leaders and organizations today urged Congress to pass pro-growth tax reform in 2017.

5 Years Later: Dodd-Frank Continues to Cripple Small Business, Kill American Jobs

In the letter, addressed to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the coalition urges significant progress to be made in the first hundred days of the Trump administration: “Given the importance of this issue, we believe it is imperative that the House of Representatives make significant progress in the first hundred days of the Trump administration toward passing comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform. “Passage of tax reform that simplifies and updates the code is key toward encouraging economic growth, creating more jobs and higher wages, and promoting innovation and ingenuity. The full letter is below and can be found here.

February 6, 2017. Warren: Dodd-Frank Rules Aren't Hurting Small Banks Very Much. Final State and Fate Lux Greene. Commentary: How the Dodd-Frank Act hurts small businesses. By Javier Palomarez By Javier Palomarez March 25, 2012 Most economists and policymakers have traced the origins of our current economic downturn to the offering of high risk mortgages to millions of Americans.

Commentary: How the Dodd-Frank Act hurts small businesses

Congress responded to the public outcry over needed reform with a bill that would regulate the processes that broke down and got us into this bind — the Dodd-Frank Act. Regrettably, Main Street America — home buyers, consumers and small businesses — is starting to feel some of the unintended consequences of this important legislation. In speaking with Hispanic business owners whom the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents, I have learned that countless entrepreneurs believe that access to credit is their single largest challenge. Dear White House: Here's What Community Banks and Credit Unions Are Saying About Dodd-Frank. Like Captain Renault, Americans are shocked – SHOCKED – that a report by the White House says a law supported by the White House doesn’t hurt community banks, no matter what.

Dear White House: Here's What Community Banks and Credit Unions Are Saying About Dodd-Frank

Well, over the last few years Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee have asked community bankers, credit union leaders, and small business operators what THEY think about the Dodd-Frank Act. After all, as our nation loses one community financial institution each day, they are the ones who have to somehow comply with Dodd-Frank’s crushing regulatory burden. Is Dodd-Frank Really Killing Community Banks? - TheStreet. With Republicans claiming that bank regulations have forced many community banks to close and politicians on both sides of the aisle calling for different regulations, it's worth examining how Dodd-Frank actually affects small banks.

Is Dodd-Frank Really Killing Community Banks? - TheStreet

The 2008 financial crisis precipitated the loss of the public's confidence in the banking industry. Post-crisis, banks did little to restore that lost trust. Owing to the number of bank bailouts during the global financial meltdown, it became evident that big banks carried huge associated systemic risks in case of their failure. Such huge bailouts not only came with an individual problem of "too big to fail," but also raised serious concerns of moral hazard.

However, the government took various steps to control the way big and small banks functioned in order to ensure that the history of bank bailouts is not repeated. Peirce SmallBankSurvey v1. Forbes Welcome. Yes, community banks are struggling under Dodd-Frank. In their zeal to defend President Obama’s signature financial legacy, the Dodd-Frank Act, the White House and its allies are pushing what must now be thought of as an urban legend: the myth that community banks are thriving under Dodd-Frank.

Yes, community banks are struggling under Dodd-Frank

The latest salvo from the President’s Council of Economic Advisers ignores the reality that more than one in five U.S. banks have disappeared—1,708, or more than one every business day—since Dodd-Frank was enacted. Meanwhile, virtually no new banks have been formed, a historically unprecedented lack of investment and startup activity for the industry. Then there’s a recent Politico op-ed from think tank fellow Mike Konczal arguing that community banks are at the zenith of their political power and able to bend Capitol Hill to their demands—another head-scratcher for anyone actually fighting in the policy trenches. The wave of new regulations that have been imposed on community banks is an enormous driver of decisions to sell to a larger bank.

Dodd-Frank’s Effect on Small Banks is Muted - WSJ. Dodd-Frank Is Hurting Community Banks. Marshall Lux is a senior fellow and Robert Greene is a research associate at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard's John F.

Dodd-Frank Is Hurting Community Banks

Kennedy School of Government. With more than 22,000 pages of regulations, the destabilizing consequences of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act are numerous. One notable concern is that the law has forced consolidation of the United States banking system. The number of community banks (those with less than $10 billion in assets) shrank 14 percent between Dodd-Frank’s passage in 2010 and late 2014.

Surely, consolidation is driven by many factors, some of which are good. The law’s “Wall Street” focus snares small banks in a complex web of rules designed for larger banks, forcing them to divert resources to compliance, or worse, to close their doors. When regulations – not consumers – drive consolidation, banking system risk increases. Regulatory-driven consolidation is particularly concerning because as Fed Gov. Summary of Dodd-Frank Financial Regulation Legislation. Dodd-Frank Progress Report. As of July 19, 2016, 271 rulemaking deadlines have passed.

Dodd-Frank Progress Report

Of the 271 rulemaking requirements with deadlines that have passed, 210 (77.5%) have been met with finalized rules and rules have been proposed that would meet 29 (10.7%) more. Rules have not yet been proposed to meet 32 (11.8%) passed rulemaking requirements.Of the 390 total rulemaking requirements, 274 (70.3%) have been met with finalized rules and rules have been proposed that would meet 36 (9.2%) more. Rules have not yet been proposed to meet 80 (20.5%) rulemaking requirements. Since September 30, 2015, 18 rulemaking requirements were finalized and no rulemaking requirements were proposed.As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2015, a total of 271 Dodd-Frank rulemaking requirement deadlines have passed.

Of these 271 passed deadlines, 204 (75.3%) have been met with finalized rules and rules have been proposed that would meet 34 (12.5%) more. 3 truths of the Dodd-Frank regulatory rollback. Implementing Dodd-Frank. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Definition. What is the 'Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ' The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a massive piece of financial reform legislation passed by the Obama administration in 2010 as a response to the financial crisis of 2008. Named after sponsors U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd and U.S. Representative Barney Frank, the act's numerous provisions, spelled out over roughly 2,300 pages, are being implemented over a period of several years and are intended to decrease various risks in the U.S. financial system.

SummaryDoddFrankAct. PLAW 111publ203. H.R.4173 - 111th Congress (2009-2010): Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Shown Here:Public Law No: 111-203 (07/21/2010) (This measure has not been amended since the Conference Report was filed in the House on June 29, 2010. Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act - Wikipedia. The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub.L. 111–203, H.R. 4173, commonly referred to as Dodd–Frank) was signed into federal law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010.[1] Passed as a response to the financial crisis of 2007–2008, it brought the most significant changes to financial regulation in the United States since the regulatory reform that followed the Great Depression.[2][3][4][5][6] It made changes in the American financial regulatory environment that affect all federal financial regulatory agencies and almost every part of the nation's financial services industry.[7][8] The law was initially proposed by the Obama administration in June 2009, when the White House sent a series of proposed bills to Congress.

A version of the legislation was introduced in the House in July 2009. Origins and proposal[edit] Share in GDP of U.S. financial sector since 1860[10] Legislative response and passage[edit] Overview[edit]