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VocaLink and The Clearing House sign a groundbreaking deal to deliver national real-time payment services in the U.S.

VocaLink, the UK-based international payment systems provider, has signed a contract with The Clearing House (TCH) to develop a national real-time payment service in the U.S. In October, the two companies announced they had signed a letter of intent, and today’s contract signing finalizes the partnership and clears the way for work to build the system to begin immediately.

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  • The Clearing House Publishes New Anti-Money Laundering Report February 16, 2017

    The Clearing House released a report entitled A New Paradigm: Redesigning the U.S. AML/CFT Framework to Protect National Security and Aid Law Enforcement.  The paper analyzes the current effectiveness of the AML/CFT regime, identifies fundamental problems with that regime, and proposes a series of reforms to remedy them.

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  • New Research Estimates Credit Allocation Encouraged by CCAR Stress Tests January 31, 2017

    The Clearing House research note finds that the Federal Reserve’s CCAR stress test is imposing dramatically higher capital requirements on certain asset classes – most notably, small business loans and residential mortgages – than Basel standardized models and banks’ internal models that are approved by the Federal Reserve.

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  • Fed Issues Final Rule to Help Ensure G-SIBs Can Be Resolved without Taxpayer Support December 15, 2016

    TLAC requirement is a “final piece in the regulatory puzzle” needed to end risk of TBTF.

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  • Financial Trade Associations Ask Bank Regulators to Reconsider NSFR August 08, 2016

    The Clearing House, along with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets, Financial Services Roundtable, American Bankers Association, Institute of International Bankers and  CRE Finance Council submitted a comment letter to bank regulators Friday on the proposed Net Stable Funding Ratio (“NSFR”) rule.  In the letter, the Associations express continued support for the maintenance of stable funding and liquidity profiles by banks, but urge that the NSFR not be implemented in the United States without an analytically sound rationale that considers its marginal benefits and economic costs.

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  • Custody Services Provided by Banks are Important to the Safekeeping and Management of Investments July 28, 2016

    The Clearing House today issued a white paper, The Custody Services of Banks, which describes the role of bank-chartered custodians.  The paper discusses the services provided by bank-chartered custodians, their relationships with financial market utilities (FMUs), and describes the different risks associated with custody services in comparison to those associated with other banking activities.

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