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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

Cheat Sheet: CFPB's Game-Changing Plans to Rein In Payday Lenders
March 25, 2015 After releasing successive studies on the payday industry over the past two years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is...

Is the New-Bank Logjam Finally Breaking?
March 23, 2015 Regulatory approval of Primary Bank in New Hampshire does not make a trend, but observers are hopeful it signals a more...

What Will Happen at the Fed After Tarullo Leaves?
March 5, 2015 Much of the Fed's decidedly more hawkish view on bank regulation stems from Gov. Daniel Tarullo, and some reform advocates...

What 'Net Neutrality' Could Mean for Banks
February 25, 2015 Banks would likely not see an immediate effect from the Federal Communications Commission's open Internet plan, but experts...

Bank Agencies' Reg Relief Process Enters 2nd Phase
February 20, 2015 Federal regulators on Friday announced the second stage of a mandated review of banking rules meant to identify opportunities...

Regulators Probing Potential Threats from Leveraged Lending
February 18, 2015 Regulators have long worried about the risks from the underwriting of leveraged loans, but they are now concerned about the...

First-Citizens in N.C. Buys Failed Bank in Atlanta
February 13, 2015 Georgia state regulators on Friday closed the $272 million-asset Capitol City Bank & Trust Co., in Atlanta, the third...

Regulators Could Act Unilaterally to Raise 'Systemic' Threshold
February 3, 2015 While lawmakers are calling for a bill to raise Dodd-Frank's unpopular $50 billion threshold for banks to be considered...

Buyer of For-Profit Schools to Forgive Student Debt, CFPB Says
February 3, 2015 The acquirer of a for-profit college chain sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will forgive over $480 million in...

CFPB Proposes Mortgage Relief for Small, Rural Banks
January 29, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday proposed a series of regulatory relief measures for small institutions,...

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