Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) News

MetLife ‘Too Big to Fail’ Case Remains on Hold Awaiting Trump Weigh-In

Any legal decision on whether the largest U.S. life insurer MetLife Inc. should be labeled “too big to fail” will probably come after the Trump administration defines its stance on the designation. A U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday that …

MetLife’s ‘Too Big to Fail’ Lawsuit on Agenda for U.S. Regulators

Heads of the U.S. financial regulatory agencies will meet behind closed doors this Friday to discuss MetLife Inc.’s lawsuit against them, according to a notice from Treasury, as the Trump administration wrestles with reforms put in place in response to …

Consumer Protection Bureau Vows to Defend Mandatory Arbitration Ban

The political fissure between an Obama-appointed financial overseer and regulators hired by U.S. President Donald Trump is widening, with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray threatening to challenge in court any attempt to kill his agency’s new arbitration …

Court Agrees to Put MetLife ‘Too Big to Fail’ Case on Pause

A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a 60-day pause in the long-running case in which the country’s largest life insurer, MetLife Inc, has challenged the federal government’s labeling of it as “too big to fail,” as the Trump administration …

U.S. Wants More Time to Review MetLife Systemic Risk Tag

The U.S. government on Thursday requested a 60-day pause in a case involving MetLife Inc,. the country’s largest life insurer, and how regulators designate certain companies as “too big to fail,” a major reform arising from the 2007-09 financial crisis. …

Federal Regulators Plan ‘Too Big to Fail’ Meeting

The heads of the U.S. financial regulators will meet next week to dive into the sensitive process of labeling companies “systemically important,” better known as “too big to fail.” The Financial Stability Oversight Council will discuss President Donald Trump’s April …

Trump to Order Review of Dodd-Frank Reforms, Taxes for Insurers, Banks

President Donald Trump will order the Treasury on Friday to find and reduce tax burdens and review post-financial crisis reforms that banks and insurance companies have said hinder their ability to do business. A White House official said on Thursday …

Insurers Push to Keep Industry Expert Woodall on U.S. Regulatory Council

With no sign of a replacement in the works, the U.S. insurance industry is pushing to prevent the departure of a key figure on the federal body that determines how large insurance companies are regulated. Roy Woodall, the sole independent …

Republican Senator Wants Trump to Drop Systemic Risk Case Against MetLife

A Republican member of the Senate Banking Committee said on Thursday that he was “frustrated” that the Trump administration had not yet dropped the government’s case against Metlife Inc., an insurer challenging its “too big to fail” designation. Senator Pat …

Republicans Ask Treasury to End ‘Too Big To Fail’ Process for Non-Banks

Key Senate Republicans urged the Trump administration to rethink the process for labeling firms whose failure could threaten the financial system, arguing it has led to substantial regulatory costs. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, a panel of regulators with authority …