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March 24, 2013

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March 24, 2013

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February 18, 2013

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February 18, 2013

by: Robert Klingler

A collection of new banking resources from around the internet:

  • Underwater and Drowning? – The Federal Reserve Bank of New York published this blog post about controversial plans for using eminent domain to seize and restructure underwater mortgages.
  • Dollars and Cents – The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta brings an old print brochure into the 21st century with this online history of U.S. currency.
  • 2013 Key Banking Issues for Congress – The American Bankers Associations provides background on the industry’s top policy issues, including the credit union tax exemption, Basel III, municipal adviser registration requirements and the Volker Rule.
  • Map of Underwater Home Mortgages – Zillow provides this interactive map showing the percentage of homes underwater throughout the United States.
  • What if the Hubble telescope was pointed towards Earth? – Not nearly as clear as I thought it would be.

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February 10, 2013

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February 10, 2013

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January 27, 2013

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January 27, 2013

by: Robert Klingler

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  • Treasury Announces Next Round of TARP Auctions – The latest round of Treasury auctions includes the first TARP recipients that are currently in deferral on their TARP CPP investments, which could provide significant guidance on the value of a significant portion of the remaining pool of TARP investments.  In contrast to earlier statements regarding the intent to allow “all-or-none” bids, the Treasury elected not to permit the submission of such bids.
  • Winding Down TARP: A Progress Report – Overall, to date, Treasury has recovered nearly 93 percent ($387 billion) of the funds disbursed for TARP ($418 billion); and TARP’s five bank investment programs have earned a significant profit for taxpayers. To date, Treasury has recovered $268 billion through repayments and other income, which represents a positive return of more than $23 billion compared to the amount
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January 20, 2013

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January 20, 2013

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January 13, 2013

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January 13, 2013

by: Robert Klingler

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  • FDIC OIG Comprehensive Study of Impact of Failure of Insured Depository Institutions – As mandated by statute, the FDIC Inspector General studied the impact of of bank failures on other institutions, including the impact of loss-share arrangements, formal enforcement actions, the FDIC’s handling of private equity, and examiner implementation of appraisal guidelines.  We will publish a summary on BankBryanCave.com this week, but the study concludes “the regulators generally fulfilled their supervisory and resolution responsibilities as defined by statutes, regulations, accounting standards and interagency guidance in place at the time.”
  • White House Rejects Petition to Build Death Star – While sharing the desire for job creation and strong national defense, the White House rejected on the petition to commence construction of a Death Star on three principal grounds: (1) construction costs estimated to be $850,000,000,000,000,000; (2) the Administration
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January 6, 2013

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Robert Klingler

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January 6, 2013

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  • What’s Inside America’s Banks? – This Atlantic Monthly feature reads like a horror story; but not, in my opinion, because of any concern about what remains on bank’s balance sheets.  Instead, the story instills fear based on misunderstandings about bank financial statements, and what politicians could do in an effort to “fix” the situation.  This should be required reading for anyone involved in promoting the banking industry, or anyone looking to raise capital for a bank, as regardless of the misstatements and understandings, I think they do represent an honest view of how banks are perceived.
  • The Origins of the Piggy Bank – Leave it to the Federal Reserve to provide this short history of piggy banks.
  • Lessons from the Financial Crisis and Policy Implications – Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen delivered this speech
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December 30, 2012

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December 30, 2012

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December 16, 2012

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December 16, 2012

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  • Congress Amends ATM Fee Disclosure Requirements – Pending the President’s signature, banks will no longer have to include duplicative signing informing customers of ATM fees going forward.
  • Senate Rejects Bill to Extend Transaction Account Guarantee – Based on a Congressional Budget Office report that concluded “that, using recent history, the FDIC and NCUA would underestimate probable losses when setting fees to charge for this additional coverage,” the Senate was unable to overcome a procedural objection to the bill.  In the larger context, the bill was killed as part of a senate fight over the filibuster, a battle with credit unions over expansion of business lending, and objection to continued “bailouts,” but looking solely at the official record, the bill failed on the belief of Congress that the FDIC did a lousy job foreseeing the economic crisis.
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