Tagged: dodd-frank wall street reform & consumer protection act of 2010

More CHOICE for Arkansas (Rep. French Hill Commentary)

by French Hill 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Community banks did not cause the 2008 housing and economic crisis. However, due to the regulatory creation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act — Washington’s response to the crisis — small community financial institutions have borne the brunt of its effects.

More 'CHOICE' for Community Banks, Farmers and Consumers in Arkansas (U.S. Rep. French Hill Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark. 6/12/2017 11:14 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill writes on the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act, which rolls back portion of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.

U.S. House Votes to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Financial Rules

by Associated Press 6/9/2017 7:38 am

The Republican-led House has moved closer to fulfilling President Donald Trump's goal of doing "a big number" on Dodd-Frank, the landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis that was designed to prevent future meltdowns.

How GOP Bill Would Dismantle Many Dodd-Frank Restrictions

by Associated Press 6/8/2017 1:55 pm

Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress have set a goal that is nothing if not ambitious: To undo the stricter banking rules that took effect after the devastating 2008 financial crisis.

Looking to Propose a Shareholder Vote? It May Get Tougher

by Associated Press 6/6/2017 2:43 pm

Tucked into a Republican bill to defang the Dodd-Frank financial rules is a provision to make it more difficult to bring proposals to a shareholder vote.

Business Leaders to Congress: Ignore Chaos, Focus on Taxes

by Associated Press 5/18/2017 11:34 am

Business leaders began an aggressive lobbying effort Thursday to ensure that their vision for overhauling the U.S. tax system isn't lost in the chaos consuming President Donald Trump's administration.

GOP-Led US House Panel OKs Bill to Overhaul Dodd-Frank

by Associated Press 5/4/2017 11:50 am

A House panel approves legislation that would undo much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the 2008 economic meltdown.

In Hearing Today, GOP Begins Work to Undo Dodd-Frank Law

by Associated Press 5/2/2017 11:16 am

The House Financial Services Committee beings work on legislation to undo the Dodd-Frank law, which Congress passed after the financial meltdown in 2008.

US Chamber, French Hill: Less Regulation Will Boost Economic Growth

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/21/2017 4:43 pm

French Hill and a U.S. Chamber representative say the economy is growing too slowly because regulations designed for international financial institutions have been imposed on community institutions.

Trump Takes First Step to Scale Back Financial Regulations

by Associated Press 2/3/2017 10:18 am

President Donald Trump is taking his first steps aimed at scaling back financial services regulations, and the Republican-run Congress cast a vote early Friday signaling that it's eager to help.

Simmons, Home BancShares Set To Vault Into $10B Club

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas membership in the $10 billion bank club should double by the end of September. Home BancShares Inc. and Simmons First National Corp. have two pending acquisitions that will help take them beyond $10 billion to join Arvest Bank Group Inc. and Bank of the Ozarks Inc.

Thanks A Million, Wells Fargo (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

It is undeniably the smaller banks — the ones that don’t have 1.5 million real customers, much less that many phony accounts — who have paid and are paying and will continue to pay the most for the bad acts of the banks that are too big to fail.

State of the Debate on 'Too Big to Fail' (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Even with the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, which has yet to be fully imposed, debate continues on whether “too big to fail” remains an issue or whether the risk to the economy has been mitigated.

The Future of the Community Bank in an Era of Consolidation (Aaron Brooks Commentary)

by Aaron Brooks 2/18/2016 12:24 pm

Why are community banks — including some in Arkansas — increasingly deciding that now is the time to sell? Aaron Brooks writes that the reasons go well beyond Dodd-Frank.

Big Arkansas Banks Gear Up For $10B Threshold

by George Waldon 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Not long ago, crossing the $10 billion-asset threshold for a bank was merely a big round-number achievement. Now, however, banks surpassing $10 billion in assets face additional costs, fee restrictions and new layers of regulatory oversight.

IberiaBank's Pete Yuan on Regulation's Fine Line Between Helping and Hindering

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Pete Yuan, in his role as president of IberiaBank’s Arkansas region, also is responsible for the bank’s title business, operated under Lender’s Title, United Title and American Abstract.

Correlation ≠ Causation (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/24/2015 12:00 am

American Banker published last week a thought-provoking article by Victoria Finkle headlined “Is Dodd-Frank Really Killing Community Banks?” I’m not one of those old-school editors who object to questions as headlines — we use them in Arkansas Business and no apologies — and the question intrigued me. Have I been suckered?

Nightmare on Main Street (U.S. Reps. French Hill and Stephen Fincher Commentary)

by French Hill and Stephen Fincher 8/4/2015 8:30 am

U.S. Reps. French Hill (R-Ark.) and Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) write on the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank banking reforms and its effect on small and medium-sized financial institutions and consumers.

Community Banks Feel Regulatory Pinch

by Marty Cook 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The Dodd-Frank Act celebrated its fifth anniversary last week, but it’s probably safe to assume many community bankers in Arkansas didn’t feel like partying.

Big Changes Coming to Closing Process (Patrick W. Curry Commentary)

by Patrick W. Curry 6/1/2015 12:00 am

On Aug. 1, the way lenders, real estate agents and title companies work together will change completely. If you’re not prepared for the upcoming changes, you’ll run the risk of delayed closings, lost trust with customers or other challenges brought by new federal regulations.

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