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first_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Financial Services Committee Chair Denounces Volcker Rule Changes Previous: Housing Market Could Stave Off Potential Recession Next: President Trump on Opportunity Zones: ‘It’s All Working’ The Federal Reserve has announced that it will be making changes to the Volcker Rule, and the Fed along with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Changes proposed include simplifying and clarifying the operation and compliance requirements of the rule, permitting banking entities to engage in additional fund-related activities, as well as improving and clarifying the treatment of foreign funds.In a statement, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, denounced the changes, stating that regulators are “working overtime to weaken a regulation that he fought tirelessly for by allowing banks to gamble with taxpayer money.”“The Volcker Rule is a cornerstone of Wall Street reform that Congress passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to prevent federally-insured, deposit-taking banks from engaging in risky, speculative activities, on the backs of the American taxpayers, said Congresswoman Waters. “In August, regulators senselessly weakened the proprietary trading section of this critical rule. Today, they are proposing to allow banks to invest in the same risky assets that contributed heavily to the financial crisis and to become more entangled in private equity and hedge funds. At a time when prudential regulators should be working to uphold consumer protections, we continue to see a series of deregulatory actions by Trump appointees that benefit Wall Street at the expense of Main Street.”Waters goes on to call on the regulators to “reconsider this and every other senseless attack on the Volcker Rule.”The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission is currently seeking public comment on the changes proposed to the regulations implementing section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act (BHC Act).“I am encouraged that the agencies have proposed a rule to improve, streamline, and clarify the ‘covered funds’ portion of the Volcker Rule,” said Sen. Mike Crapo, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. “These changes are necessary to improve market liquidity and preserve access to diverse sources of capital for businesses.”“As I have said before, the intent behind the Volcker rule is the right one—banks should not use deposits that are insured by taxpayers to make risky proprietary trades or investments in hedge funds and private equity funds,” said Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell. “We now have considerable supervisory experience putting that common sense prohibition into practice, and we have learned that a simpler, clearer approach to implementing the rule makes it easier for both banks and regulators to carry out the intent of the rule. We have already taken several steps in that direction and the proposal before us continues that work.” Financial Services Committee Chair Denounces Volcker Rule Changes Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. February 4, 2020 2,247 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Financial Services Committee Volcker Rule Waters 2020-02-04 Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn Tagged with: Financial Services Committee Volcker Rule Waters The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Leaders’ National Mortgage Service and Academy previous nextAgencies & PeopleLeaders’ National Mortgage Service and AcademyThe Negotiator19th April 20180454 Views Leaders has launched a new range of mortgage services designed to help customers access the best deals and rates, as well as an in-house academy to train the next generation of mortgage experts.Leaders Mortgage Services will be available to customers in all 123 locations across the UK in which the firm’s branches are based. Local advisers will be supported by a dedicated central mortgage services hub. Mark Hughes, who recently joined Leaders as Financial Services Director, says, “We are delighted to launch Leaders Mortgages Services, which is already expanding rapidly and we anticipate will become the UK’s most trusted mortgage service.“We want customers to know they can leave the important task of finding a great mortgage deal in our capable hands, meaning we take some of the strain during their move and ensure they benefit from the best deals on the market.”Leaders has also announced the creation of an academy at which it will offer training programmes to aspiring mortgage brokers and administrators.Leaders’ academy Leaders Leaders’ national mortgage service April 19, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more