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Two GAO Reports & Hill Legislation Rebuke FSOC’s Secretive Process

The Government Accountability Office’s released a report yesterday backing a point the financial services industry has been making for years: the Financial Stability Oversight Council needs to open up about the process it uses to determine whether to label insurance companies, finance companies, asset managers, and other non-bank financial companies as “systemically important” and to subject them to bank-centric regulations established by the Federal Reserve.

Consumers Can’t Afford Mortgage Forgiveness until Congress Acts

The housing crisis may have happened nearly six years ago, but for nearly five million American homeowners, their homes are still underwater, according to data from the economic analytics firm Corelogic.

Extending Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act is Critical to American Homeowners

FSR and several other financial trade associations sent a joint letter to congressional leadership today calling for lawmakers to grant a two-year extension of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act, which prevents distressed homeowners from facing exorbitant income tax bills on the forgiven portion of their home loans.

Pawlenty Op-Ed: Equalize standards for protecting customer data

The security of our personal data stored in cyber space -- as well as the dependability of key systems that utilize the Internet -- are now regularly under attack.

How Congress can shut the door to cyberthreats

The Washington Post Editorial Board makes the case for why Congress needs to act immediately and pass cyber threat information sharing legislation.

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Rules in Focus: GAO Faults FSOC for Lack of Transparency on SIFIs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report highlighting shortcomings in the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC) designation process for non-bank companies.

FSR Letter to Prudential Regulators on Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps

FSR urges regulators to adopt rules that conform with international standards on swaps and derivatives

Two GAO Reports & Hill Legislation Rebuke FSOC’s Secretive Process

The Government Accountability Office’s released a report yesterday backing a point the financial services industry has been making for years: the Financial Stability Oversight Council needs to open up about the process it uses to determine whether to label insurance companies, finance companies, asset managers, and other non-bank financial companies as “systemically important” and to subject them to bank-centric regulations established by the Federal Reserve.

Rules in Focus: FI trades call for higher data protection standards

The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) in association with other trade associations has submitted a joint trade letter to Congress expressing concerns with the unequal security data standards that exist among different market sectors

Consumers Can’t Afford Mortgage Forgiveness until Congress Acts

The housing crisis may have happened nearly six years ago, but for nearly five million American homeowners, their homes are still underwater, according to data from the economic analytics firm Corelogic.

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