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Goldman Sachs Re-configures Employee Compliance Program

The Federal Reserve Board ordered Goldman Sachs Group to pay a civil money penalty for its unauthorized use and disclosure of confidential supervisory information and to implement an enhanced program to ensure the proper use of confidential supervisory information.

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Federal Agencies Announce Thresholds to Classify Small, Intermediate Small Institutions

Federal bank regulatory agencies have announced the newly-adjusted asset-size thresholds that will be used to define financial institutions under Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. According to a press release from the Federal Reserve Board, the CRA requires the thresholds to be adjusted annually in order to define institutions as either small banks, small savings associations, intermediate small banks, or intermediate small savings associations for CRA examinations. These asset-size classifications determine how institutions are evaluated under different CRA examination procedures, and determine whether or not financial institutions are subject to certain reporting requirements; those that are classified small or intermediate small are not subject to the same reporting requirements as large financial institutions.

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Fed, SEC Approve Risk Retention Rule

The residential mortgage loan risk retention rule, known as the "qualified residential mortgage" (QRM) rule, was approved on Wednesday by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the last two of six federal agencies to approve the rule, according to the Fed.

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Fed: Wealth Share of Richest Families Increasing

A report released recently by the Federal Reserve Board provided evidence that the gap between the richest American families and all others is getting wider. The Survey of Consumer Finances, conducted by the Federal Reserve Board every three years, reported last week that the wealth share held by the top 3 percent totaled 54.4 percent in 2013, a number that has climbed from 51.8 percent in 2007 (before the recession) and from 44.8 percent in 1989.

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Federal Agencies Approve New Liquidity Coverage Rule for Large Banks

Three federal agencies – the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) finalized a rule with regards to the "liquidity coverage ratio" (LCR) of large financial institutions, the Federal Reserve announced on September 3.

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Fed & FDIC Provide Resolution Plan Direction

Financial institutions received additional guidance from the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on Friday regarding resolution plans which the institutions will be filing in December for the second time.

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