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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

Four Reasons for Banks to Care About D.C.'s Summer Doldrums
July 25, 2014 Traditionally, August can be a wasteland for banking policy wonks as Congress takes a summer recess. But here's why next month...

Morning Scan: Lawsky's BitLicense; UK Banking Inquiry; Morgan Stanley Stability
July 18, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Return to Stability: Gains in wealth management and investment banking helped Morgan Stanley...

Lawmakers Question $50B Yardstick for 'Systemic' Label
July 16, 2014 A Senate Banking Committee hearing looked at whether some regional banks that meet the Dodd-Frank Act's "systemically...

How Basel Is Forcing FDIC to Revise Bank Premiums
July 15, 2014 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. proposed several assessment-pricing changes to correspond with the Basel III regime,...

FDIC to Align Premiums Scheme with Basel Reform
July 15, 2014 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has proposed tailoring its system for pricing banks' insurance premiums to correspond with...

Three Takeaways from Citi's $7B Mortgage Settlement
July 14, 2014 The Justice Department's $7 billion deal with Citigroup is likely not the last big government maneuver to penalize banks for...

Cybersecurity in the Wake of the Target Breach: What Banks Need to Be Doing
July 13, 2014 The data breach at Target Corp. has reignited Washington’s interest in cybersecurity. The topic is viewed as one of the top...

OCC Finalizes Exam Fee Hike for Big Banks
July 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Wednesday issued a final rule increasing examination fees for...

Senate Panel Moves Cybersecurity Bill
July 8, 2014 The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would expand information-sharing between the public and...

Should the CFPB Regulate Bitcoin?
July 7, 2014 A recent GAO report called for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to be involved in interagency discussions about...