Donna Borak


Donna Borak is the Federal Reserve reporter for American Banker. Based in Washington, her coverage has stretched from covering the White House's plan to reform the government-sponsored enterprises to new global banking regulations, known as Basel III.

Previously, she was a business reporter covering the defense industry for The Associated Press in Washington, where she was an APME nominee for her work on the Walter Reed Medical Center scandal. She began her career as a European economics writer for United Press International, where she filed special reports from Brussels and Hong Kong. She is conversant in Arabic, and has a M.S. in journalism from Boston University.

Recent Stories From this Author

Will The Fed's Capital Rules Interfere with Monetary Policy?
April 17, 2014 In the old days the Fed's monetary policy and bank supervision were separate sides of the house. But its postcrisis capital...

Monetary Policy Can Be Backup Tool to Control Risk: Fed's Stein
April 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Good bank supervision is the best wait to limit risks to the financial system, but monetary policy can be used to...

Loan Demand Picks Up, Fed Survey Shows
April 16, 2014 Demand for loans by consumers and businesses grew in the first quarter, according to a Federal Reserve report released...

Yellen Pushes for Higher Capital Requirements for Big Banks
April 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the largest banks need to face higher capital...

Big Banks Face $68B Shortfall to Meet Tougher Leverage Rule
April 8, 2014 The eight largest financial institutions will have to raise roughly $68 billion over the next several years to meet a tough...

Banks Brace for Even Tougher Leverage Ratio
April 4, 2014 Regulators are expected to stick close to their original plan to establish how much the biggest banks are allowed to borrow...

Stein Resigns from Fed Board
April 3, 2014 Federal Reserve Board Gov. Jeremy Stein on Thursday submitted his letter of resignation to President Obama.

Fed Set to Vote on Final Leverage Ratio for Biggest Banks
April 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve Board is scheduled to meet next week to vote on a tougher leverage ratio for the country's...

'Too Big to Fail' Still Alive and Well: IMF Report
March 31, 2014 Despite efforts to reform the global banking system, the perception that the world's largest financial institutions are "too...

Consumer Complaints Rose 80% in 2013: CFPB
March 31, 2014 The number of financial complaints filed by consumers increased nearly 80% last year, to 160,000, according to a report...

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