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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

CFPB Seeks to Publish More Details on Consumer Complaints
July 16, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a proposal Wednesday that would allow it to publish more information about...

Regulators Fail Both Subsidiaries of River Valley Bancorp
June 23, 2014 Regulators seized the two subsidiaries of Iowa-based River Valley Bancorp. on Friday, one in Illinois and the other in Florida.

CFPB Employee Rating Disparities Go Beyond Just Race, Agency Says
May 19, 2014 An internal report released Monday showed "statistically significant disparities" in staff evaluations based not just on race,...

Warner Delivers Dire Warning on Failure to Enact GSE Reform
May 15, 2014 The normally even-keeled moderate Sen. Mark Warner warned fellow Democrats voting against a housing finance reform that when...

Why Geithner Was Pro-Bailout
May 13, 2014 In his account of the financial crisis, former Treasury Secretary and New York Fed President Tim Geithner offers a...

Yellen Favors Community Banker for Fed Board
May 8, 2014 Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday that she has asked the White House to appoint a community banker to the...

Seven Takeaways for Banks from Warren's New Memoir
April 22, 2014 Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book details the Massachusetts lawmaker's dramatic rise from humble Oklahoma roots to bookish...

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...