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THE OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. have approved a move to ease the Volcker Rule’s controversial ban on banks making speculative investments. Wall Street has largely sought a roll back of the rules.. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Volcker rule trading revamp approved in win for Wall Street

WASHINGTON – Wall Street watchdogs handpicked by President Donald Trump eased the Volcker Rule’s controversial ban on banks making speculative investments, wrapping up a...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE, shown above, has issued a report that anticipates increased commercial lending by credit unions based on the relaxing of rules two years ago. Is that a good thing? / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Regulators issue notice of proposed Volcker Rule exemption for small banks

PROVIDENCE – Federal banking agencies have issued a notice of proposed rule-making to exempt banks with less than $10 billion in assets from the...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE Board has introduced a proposal to scale back several elements of the Volcker Rule. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed releases proposal for easing Volcker Rule trading limits

NEW YORK - Wall Street’s long campaign to chip away at the toughest trading restriction imposed on banks after the financial crisis is finally...
JAY POWELL, GOVERNOR of the U.S. Federal Reserve. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/T.J. KIRKPATRICK

Key U.S. bank regulators say they’re ready to soften rules

NEW YORK - Top U.S. banking regulators are sprinting to ease the Volcker Rule, stress tests and other constraints on Wall Street after the...
A TREASURY DEPARTMENT REVIEW is expected propose measures to dial back the Dodd-Frank Act, rather than repeal it. Above, buildings stand on Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JOHN TAGGART

Trump administration to call for modest changes to banking rules

NEW YORK - The Treasury Department’s much anticipated report on banking regulations is set to include measured proposals for revising post-crisis rules, indicating the Trump...
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