This publication offers observations by the Division Director of Financial Institution Supervision and Credit (FISC) on current banking and regulatory issues facing 12th District institutions.
Posted November 15, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Teresa Curran. Teresa passed away yesterday after a heroic battle against a long illness.
Posted September 21, 2016
This issue of Supervisory Spotlight draws an analogy between our Olympic athletes and bank leaders, highlighting the importance of preparation to help ensure world-class performance. Whether it’s the next economic cycle, loan concentrations, the ever-present threat of a cyberattack, or an unexpected liquidity need, we’ve found that bankers who are prepared to respond to multiple eventualities are the ones who can prevail over adversity and rise above the competition.
Posted March 4, 2016
This issue of Supervisory Spotlight highlights a variety of topics, ensuring that there is something relevant to every reader! The first topic discusses the U.S. migration toward EMV integrated chip cards for debit, credit, and prepaid transactions. A Community Banking Connections article provides good background on this initiative and discusses opportunities to reduce operational risk and fraud losses in card portfolios. The second topic provides perspectives on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s proposal to change how the industry accounts for loan and lease losses, the Current Expected Credit Loss, or CECL, model. While everyone will learn much more once the standard is finalized, it is not too early to begin thinking now about the impact of this change on individual institutions. The final two topics highlight guidance and articles that provide timely reminders about two areas of supervisory concern: the importance of maintaining quality loan growth and managing commercial real estate lending concentrations and compliance with the new and legacy flood insurance rules.