Category Archives: U.S. Economy

Guest Post: The Growth of the U.S. Banking System

Walk down any Main Street, and you’re likely to see a wide range of shops, from local boutique shops, to regional businesses, to large national and international chains. They exist because people choose to shop there. Many started out small, … Continue reading

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Failures in an Orderly Fashion

Discussion in Washington around the concept of large financial firms being “too big to fail” (TBTF) has reached new heights. Recent editorials, studies, and commentators have debated whether financial services firms are too large to serve the greater good of … Continue reading

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Reforming the Reform

Reforming the Reform Two years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, both sides of the aisle can agree that the law is in need of some vast improvements. On July 21, the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) will pass the two … Continue reading

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Our Financial Services Industry: Safer and Stronger

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Protecting Financial Services in an Evolving Internet

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is reporting that nearly 2000 applications were filed for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) at the close of the application period on May 30. gTLDS are the letters to the … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Can Find a Good Partner in Large Financial Services Companies

The SBA’s Small Business Week program, currently taking place, brings to the forefront the myriad ways in which financial services partners with government and other non-lending leaders to help make small business dreams a reality. Large financial institutions are willing … Continue reading

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Stress Test: Put into Context

 Before the financial crisis of 2008 was over, both the U.S. government and the financial services industry had leapt into action to create both immediate and long-term strategies for strengthening both industry participants and the regulatory framework. These took the form of TARP, BASEL’s new capital requirements, the Dodd-Frank … Continue reading

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The Hamilton Financial Index: Panel Discussion

Last week, The Partnership for a Secure Financial Future hosted a panel discussion to reveal the results of the Hamilton Financial Index, a semi-annual report on the state of the financial services industry, and the value it provides to the … Continue reading

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Treasury Secretary: the U.S. Financial System is Significantly Stronger Since the Crisis

In remarks made yesterday afternoon, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said the U.S. financial system is getting stronger, and is now significantly stronger than it was before the crisis. This is consistent with a report that the Roundtable released earlier this … Continue reading

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Job Growth and the Financial Services Industry

During his State of the Union speech the President said, ‘In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than three million jobs. Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005.’ All of those jobs were made possible by … Continue reading

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