Sept 21 - FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair expects more bank failures this year over the last with the majority being community banks, but the cost of these failures have decreased due to their small size.
I'm burning me up president Barack Obama . Elizabeth -- pretty critical -- me consumer agency and when you think it's important happen if it is here the next few out there. We saw this parody. Obama's budget and tax. Retired for Greek shipping department of I'll win everything every now with potential bank town well what it. Clarify for that the the Basel searchers as it it increasing heading higher capital requirements that would not be attacks would be you requirement that they have. Additional Okay great pains you so much for joining us today. I'm -- koehlke that the writers. FDIC chairman Sheila bears special -- let banks get smaller lots interconnected and more stable. Went just nine months left in her term their -- focused. If getting banks to return to Brad -- lending Sheila Bair joins us now and the Reuters Washington summit welcome and thank you for joining again. I think first we like to start out with just an update about where -- with bank failures and had before that the third quarter bank failures would likely peak Larry -- senators well I think there. So predicted that there will be -- will peak this year there will be more this year than last year that are internal projections of how many spectators who thought would have this year -- has come down quite a dead so. It'll still be higher than a 140 we have last year good to the fantasized about it because you. And about half of -- if -- that's a good question. I think it is true that the U that there be more bank failures this year they're smaller banks in and actually our our pricing has improved there are -- lot of competitive. Competitive -- right now. For these field banks are pricing it won't matter so -- that maybe some things. If Obama recently we don't have a compromise and national regulators. We -- some top and Apple's standards but it at a very on implementation of what you just mentioned that. An assignment that you see you -- faster than other international counterparts and -- with the implementation. Why do you think that it has -- how do you see it playing out over the next few years. Well I. Think I think everybody -- allegations that it could hit the transition period could have been shorter and I think our banks or are actually well positioned we have with a degree. We start to -- and it's going into this crisis into the yes camp processors recapitalization. So I think. Our banks are good position to me these mr. Anderson yes I think insured the transition here. And he's our passion on how quickly I would that'll be an interagency process I would -- prejudged that I do think as general since we got faster. I'm burning me up president Barack Obama . Elizabeth -- pretty critical -- me consumer agency and when you think it's important happen if it is here the next few months advocate built up. Well I think. It's it's important to to get off the ground and I there's a lot of infrastructure that needs to put together in an effort full plate as a policy issues to deal last. So we are we supported the agency released animals to report to to help them keep going and I do think. It's important and I think the president said this to eventually have been nominated and confirmed head of the Peter I think it's very important for the yeah. The the strength of the agency but Stanford now I think is important just to give up and running and we'll do what we can to help that process. If there's concern about not having and a director in place immediately especially the directors has got to see it as systemic risk council and other critical roles they're -- on. Administrative. Bubbles because of that. Right but it could be it's a good question I think congress they're one of the consumer voice. And our board as well so I think eventually is very important. In the not too distant future to get it confirmed had that -- for the short term I think. This is -- the administration had connection I do think it's gonna do important get it up and running and this -- she says a Treasury Secretary is the head of the bureau Intel so -- confirmed so. Hopefully that their customer perspective will be brought to -- of these various groups until BO has appointed. Okay. All that and then I went. Think that's still out there is on the pay tax -- right. -- I was surcharge is something that's still out there. We saw this parody. Obama's budget and tax. Retired for Greek shipping department of I'll win everything every now with potential bank town well what it. Clarify for that the the Basel searchers as it it increasing heading higher capital requirements that would not be attacks would be you requirement that they have. Additional capital or other loss absorbing capability for the very largest systemic Kennedy's. You know on the bank checks we never -- we don't generally -- into tax policy issues. Except perhaps at a very broad levels that would impact directly impacts eighteen cents at banks. We did office to support pixel they found and a friend bill which of course we didn't get that that piece about that. The bank Texas have we haven't taken a position. So I would I would. Comment from them and just all one last question is -- with extension of credit two Americans resulting -- being. I've been pretty tight with their money when you think those conditions what is up. Well I think there's also pro. Look forward -- there's a lot of uncertainty about the economy and so I think some borrowers are still sitting on the sidelines are not willing to. I commit to increase investment. Or expansion until there have a better sense of where the economy may be telling. On the credit side I think small business has been heard in particular a lot of small business -- was finalized at home equity. Or commercial real estate those things have gone down considerably so I think that has hurt so. That is to say a lot of this is more about the broader economy and housing market commercial real estate market to me how much how quickly -- AM in overtime. That's. We certainly encourage we are excellent wanted to make whose homes we do this. We ever quarterly banking profile would highlight the groups of banks as he's doing a better job maintain minimum balances and others. So continues to be a priority after us but again we want -- along you don't a lot of higher risk of poorly underwritten loans as what got us in trouble to beat him so we don't have -- Okay great pains you so much for joining us today. I'm -- koehlke that the writers.