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Waters Introduces Bill Targeting Big Banks

On Wednesday Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California) issued a warning to big banks in the form of a new bill that if made into law would allow regulators to break up mega banks that have a record of repeated customer complaints.

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San Francisco Fed Examines Regulatory Changes Aimed at Making Banks More Resilient

Another key effort is the Fed's launch of the Comprehensive Liquidity Assessment and Review (CLAR) in 2012 as an annual assessment to give supervisors of financial firms a regular opportunity to respond to evolving liquidity risks. The Fed also enhanced the rules creating enhanced risk management standards for larger U.S. banks in addition to the rules in place for capital planning, liquidity risk management, and stress testing.

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Largest Financial Firms Turn in Healthy Q1 Earnings Reports

Bank of America originated $17 billion worth of first-lien residential mortgage loans and home equity loans in Q1, which helped the bank's net income rise to $3.4 billion for Q1. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank also reported a 45 percent year-over-year decline in the number of first mortgage loans serviced by its Legacy Assets unit that were 60 or more days delinquent, down to 153,000.

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