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

Banking Panel to Vote April 29 on Housing Finance Reform
March 28, 2014 Senate Banking Committee leaders said Friday they would hold a panel vote on April 29 to reform the housing finance system.

Raskin, Sworn In As Deputy Treasury Secretary, Makes History
March 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sarah Bloom Raskin was sworn in Friday as deputy secretary of the Treasury Department, after stepping down from...

ABA Agrees to Drop Lawsuit Against Volcker Rule
February 12, 2014 The American Bankers Association has decided to drop its lawsuit against the final Volcker Rule, saying regulators have...

Volcker Fix Leaves Some Small Banks Out in the Cold
January 16, 2014 Regulators' attempt to carve out an exemption for small banks from a key part of the Volcker Rule satisfied most institutions...

ABA Defers Decision on Volcker Lawsuit
January 15, 2014 WASHINGTON - The American Bankers Association announced Wednesday that it will drop its request for emergency relief in...

Volcker Rule Fix Will Aid Large and Small Banks
January 14, 2014 Under an interim rule released late Tuesday, most small banks -- and some large ones -- would not have to take writedowns on...

Banks Near Victory in Fight Over Volcker Rule Provision
January 2, 2014 Regulators are hoping to release an interim final rule next week designed to satisfy banker demands to change a provision of...

Volcker Court Showdown Delayed Until January
December 31, 2013 WASHINGTON -- The legal battle over the application of the Volcker Rule is unlikely to be resolved until mid-January.

Regulators Weighing Key Exemption from Volcker Rule
December 27, 2013 Federal banking regulators are exploring whether to exempt collateralized debt obligations backed by trust-preferred...

ABA to Sue Regulators Over Volcker Rule
December 23, 2013 The American Bankers Association plans to challenge the Volcker Rule in court unless regulators immediately suspend portions...

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