Archives for October 2013

DeMarco Will Not Cut GSE Loan Limits in Near Term

WASHINGTON — Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said Thursday that the agency has no immediate plans to lower the size of the loans the government-sponsored enterprises can buy, though he left the door open for future reductions…. Read the rest of the article here:  

ICBA Supports Proposed Supplementary Leverage Ratio Capital Standards for Largest Megabanks

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 22, 2013)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) yesterday expressed its support for a proposed rule to require higher supplementary leverage ratio capital standards on the largest financial institutions. In a comment letter to federal financial regulators, ICBA wrote that the proposal to apply a 6 percent supplementary leverage ratio to the Read the Rest…