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Agencies Issue Volcker Rule Overhaul Proposal

The federal financial regulatory agencies today published in the Federal Register a set of proposed changes to the Volcker Rule that are expected to simplify the rule’s compliance burden and better target its effects toward intended activities.

TBA Voices Opposition to H.R. 4058

In a letter to Chairman Michael Conaway of the House Committee on Agriculture, TBA President and CEO Chris Furlow wrote that TBA opposes H.R. 4058 because it could have the unintended consequence of reducing the availability of livestock loans.

Agencies Grant S 2155 Stress Testing Exemption

Thanks to a joint statement by the federal banking agencies on Friday, the Dodd-Frank Act-mandated company-run stress tests have been ended for banks, as well as bank holding companies, with less than $100 billion in assets.

Chris Furlow Officially Takes Helm as TBA President & CEO

Chris Furlow officially took the helm as the new President and CEO of the Texas Bankers Association today, succeeding Eric Sandberg, who retired after holding the position for nine years.