Joe Adler

Deputy Washington Bureau Chief

Joe Adler is the Deputy Washington Bureau Chief for American Banker, and writes on a variety of topics about federal government policy related to banking. A Southern California native, he was formerly a city reporter at the Portsmouth (N.H.) Herald, and began his career as a sportswriter in Massachusetts.

Recent Stories From this Author

How FDIC Is Nudging Banks to Reach Underserved
April 24, 2014 The issue of serving so-called "underbanked" borrowers has taken on a new urgency since regulators began cracking down on...

FDIC Loses Appeal Over IndyMac Tax Refunds
April 22, 2014 Three appeals court judges in California sided with lower court decisions that $55 million in tax-related benefits should stay...

How Regulators May Revamp CRA Enforcement
April 11, 2014 Regulators are clearly interested in crafting further reforms to Community Reinvestment Act policy following relatively minor...

Consolidation Fears 'Overstated', FDIC Says
April 9, 2014 A study released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. says statistical trends suggest that community banks have been...

FDIC Premiums Drop with Banks Shedding Risks
April 8, 2014 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is projecting a nearly 8% decline in deposit insurance assessments this year with...

Workplace Diversity Critical to CFPB's Mission, Cordray Says
April 4, 2014 With employee practices at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the spotlight, CFPB Director Richard Cordray said his...

Whalen Promoted to OCC Policy Post
April 4, 2014 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency named agency veteran Gary Whalen deputy comptroller for economic policy and...

DOJ to Continue Big-Bank Suits Despite B of A Decision
April 3, 2014 A U.S. magistrate judge in North Carolina dealt a blow to government efforts to use the 1980s-era Financial Institutions...

Why C-Suite May Soon Feel Sting of BSA Enforcement
March 28, 2014 Recent comments by Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry, suggesting steps to make large-bank executives accountable for...

Data Breaches Remain on Congressional Front Burner
March 26, 2014 A Senate Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday focused on Target and other organizations could have done to prevent massive...

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