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 Key Issues that Must Be Solved Before Next Big Failure
May 18, 2015 Crucial operational steps remain before the government could clean up the collapse of a massive firm without threats to the...

Senate Banking Committee Delays Vote on Reg Relief
May 8, 2015 Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby announced Friday he was pushing back a planned vote on regulatory relief...

Senate Banking Democrats Oppose Reg Relief Vote Next Week
May 8, 2015 All 10 Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee sent a joint letter Friday that said they plan to oppose a regulatory relief...

Former FDIC Chief Bair to Run Md. College
May 6, 2015 Former Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair has been named president of Washington College, a small liberal...

Fed Rule Forcing Foreign Banks to Rethink U.S. Scope
April 27, 2015 Large foreign firms are facing key decisions about the size of their footprint here as they approach a Federal Reserve Board...

How to Prepare Banks for a Sony-Like Cyber Hit
April 24, 2015 As horrifying cyberattack scenarios grow more plausible, an American Bankers Association simulation of a hypothetical breach...

Cheat Sheet: Why Google Wallet's FDIC Insurance Matters to Banks
April 20, 2015 Google will provide deposit insurance backing for funds stored with its wallet service, positioning the technology giant along...

Apple Pay May Reignite War Over Durbin Amendment
April 6, 2015 Merchants are making a new argument in their years-long battle with banks over swipe fees, saying Apple Pay has locked them...

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...