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Posts by Thomas K. Brown

The Feds Should Ease Up on Wells Fargo

Banking regulators’ treatment of Wells Fargo over its fake-account scandal is getting ridiculous. Bloomberg reported last month that the asset cap that the Fed imposed on Wells Fargo…

The FDIC Lays an Egg

Here’s one for your mental “Regulatory Follies” folder. Last week the FDIC retroactively downgraded the “Satisfactory” CRA rating it had given Bancorpsouth back in 2013 to…

New Lunacy From the FHA

From Tuesday’s South Florida Sun-Sentinel: First-time buyers and former homeowners in South Florida may be eligible for 100 percent down payment assistance through a new program…