Aug. 7, 2013
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Understanding Funding Sources 

Developing reliable, diversified funding sources is critical to the success of a funding plan. Through a process of identifying, defining and maintaining funding sources, a bank will gain an understanding of the issues surrounding funding planning and increase its knowledge of the deposit marketplace. A well-defined and well-executed plan will provide liquidity and interest rate management through a variety of economic cycles. Read more>>

Judge Says Federal Reserve's Interchange Rule Disregards Congress' Intent
A federal judge has concluded that the Federal Reserve Board "has clearly disregarded Congress's statutory intent by inappropriately inflating all debit card transaction fees by billions of dollars and failing to provide merchants with multiple unaffiliated networks for each debit card transaction" in its interchange rule. Read more>>
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Lew: Sarah Bloom Raskin a 'Tremendous Asset' to Treasury
In a recent statement, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said "...she shares my conviction to do everything possible to increase job creation, accelerate economic growth and strengthen the middle class. Read more>>
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Ranking Member Waters Leads House Democrats in Supporting Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve Chairman
Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, joined by 37 of her fellow Democrats, delivered a letter urging President Obama to nominate Janet Yellen, current vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, to replace Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve when his term expires. Read more>>
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Measurement of Financial Institutions' Profitability Goes Beyond Funds Transfer Pricing     

An Axiom white paper reviews the concepts of profitability and acknowledges that while the key driver in a financial institution's profitability is funds transfer pricing, allocating an institution's net interest margin to individual instruments is not the only factor to consider in determining profitability. Read more>>
Agencies Seek Comment on Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test Guidance for Medium-sized Firms
To help these companies conduct stress tests appropriately scaled to their size, complexity, risk profile, business mix, and market footprint, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency are proposing guidance to provide additional details tailored to these companies. Read more>>
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