Steven Mnuchin confirmed as Treasury secretary

Steven Mnuchin takes reins at the US Department of the Treasury and faces full workload of reforms.

Yellen asserts Fed’s authority to negotiate with global rule-setters

Fed chair Janet Yellen enters war of words with vice-chairman of House Financial Services Committee over participation in supranational regulatory bodies.

CFTC grants swaps dealers six-month reprieve on variation margins

CFTC gives swaps dealers another six-months to be compliant with over-the-counter derivatives variation margin rules.

Jeb Hensarling

How CCAR might be re-shaped under Trump

Everything is up in the air for the US regulatory system, particularly given the the new administration’s promise of deregulation. As a result, the annual stress tests are likely to see changes because they are blamed for forcing banks to hoard excessive capital. By Justin Pugsley.

FDIC ponders interest rate risks for banks

FDIC is concerned over impact of rising interest rates on the quality of bank loans.

Time to change Volcker Rule says BoA CEO

Bank of America CEO calls for Volcker Rule revisions

SIFI designation process under Republican attack

Republicans take aim at the Financial Stability Oversight Council and its systemically important financial institutions designation processes

Jeb Hensarling reiterates that Dodd-Frank is to be dismantled

House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling confirms that scrapping Dodd-Frank is a priority for the new administration.

Deadline for comments on cyber risk extended

US regulators extend cyber-risk consultation by a month.

Cost-benefit analysis could create regular regulatory uncertainty

The cost-benefit analysis policy being adopted by the new administration for US agencies could lead to regular bouts of regulatory uncertainty.

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