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Bank regulation

The formulation and issuance by authorized agencies of specific rules or regulations, under governing law, for the conduct and structure of banking.

Bank Regulation

The laws and bureaucratic rules governing banking. Banks have regulations at the federal, state, and sometimes local levels. Examples of bank regulations include capital requirements and limits on interest rates. Member banks of the Federal Reserve are subject to further regulations, such as the requirement to buy stock in the Federal Reserve System. Proponents of bank regulations state that they help maintain consumer confidence in banking, which in turn helps keep the economy running smoothly. Critics maintain that most bank regulations create market distortions and hamper economic growth. Perhaps predictably, these two groups disagree on whether too little or too much bank regulation caused the credit crunch of the mid and late 2000s and the subsequent recession.
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To identify the independent relationship between these bank efficiency measures and bank regulations, we control for an array of bank-specific traits, including the bank's market share, its size, the liquidity of its assets, bank equity, and the proportion of income that the bank receives in non-interest bearing assets.
Bank regulations and supervisory practices that force banks to disclose accurate information to the public tend to: 1) boost the development of the banking system as measured by private credit relative to Gross Domestic Product; 2) increase the efficiency of intermediation as measured by lower interest margins and bank overhead costs; and 3) reduce corruption in lending as measured by survey information from firms around the world.
The best available evidence, most of which is not very precise, suggests that the total cost of all bank regulations in 1991 (the year for which most of the studies were conducted) may have been about 12 percent to 13 percent of banks' noninterest expenses.
We in the building business must understand that the strict enforcement of bank regulations by outside authorities is forcing us to change the ground rules by which we develop our properties.
The OCC examiner, on the other hand, is trained in bank regulations and is familiar with the entire banking industry.
The ILC charter developed out of exceptions written into bank regulations, exempting them from the Bank Holding Company Act, which prevents non-financial entities from controlling banks.
In a statement, the central bank said that the Moscow-based commercial bank had 'failed to comply with federal laws regulating banking activity, as well as Central Bank regulations, and within one year repeatedly violated the federal law on preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
President Barack Obama's proposal for tougher bank regulations.
His strong background in banking, compliance, and bank regulations will enable us to enhance the Company's competitive position and better serve our customers, shareholders and our valued employees," Oka noted.
Officials in France and Germany have said that EU bank regulations need to reflect their respective regulations, Reuters reported.
The imprint position is operator-adjustable and conforms to Federal Reserve bank regulations for check endorsement.
Even though the bank had earlier planned to enter the Indian market by acquiring a stake in domestic bank, central bank regulations had prevented it from doing so.