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Rob Blackwell

Washington Bureau Chief

Rob Blackwell is the Washington Bureau Chief for American Banker. He has covered the financial services arena for more than a decade, working first as a reporter covering the GSEs, the banking regulators, and anti-money laundering, among other topics, and later as an editor during the worst crisis since the Great Depression.

He helped American Banker win a Jesse H. Neal Award for its coverage of deposit insurance reform, and has appeared on BBC, CNBC and C-SPAN as an expert on regulatory policy. His Twitter handle is @ABWashBureau

Recent Stories From this Author

President of Top Big-Bank Trade Group Stepping Down
March 26, 2015 Paul Saltzman, the head of The Clearing House Association who helped to significantly raise the trade group's profile in...

Durbin Tries Again on Student Loan Cramdown Bill
March 12, 2015 WASHINGTON Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., renewed his push Thursday to allow bankruptcy judges to cram down private student...

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...

How Yellen Threw a Key Fed Staffer Under the Bus
February 26, 2015 During Congressional testimony this week, Fed Chair Janet Yellen was sharply questioned about remarks made by Fed General...

The Easy Legislative Fix that Could Save Community Banks
February 23, 2015 Sheila Bair, the former chairman of the FDIC, has the answer for significantly reducing the regulatory burden on small banks:...

B of A, U.S. Bank to Appear at Obama's Cyber Summit
February 11, 2015 Top executives from Bank of America, U.S. Bancorp, American Express, MasterCard, Microsoft and Apple are expected to...

Create a Single Office to Manage Regulatory Risk
December 28, 2014 Centralizing reporting and response functions can help banks better spot compliance shortcomings. It's also a good way to...

FHFA Approves First Voluntary Home Loan Bank Merger
December 22, 2014 The Federal Housing Finance Agency said Monday it has approved the merger of the Federal Home Loan banks of Des Moines and...

Battle Over Swaps Repeal Continues as TRIA Extension Falters
December 12, 2014 It proved to be another chaotic day on Capitol Hill Friday as lawmakers continued to battle over a controversial swaps...

Why Citi May Soon Regret Its Big Victory on Capitol Hill
December 11, 2014 On its face, the House vote late Thursday to approve a spending bill that included an unrelated provision written by Citigroup...

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