Let the market regulate banks – FDIC’s Hoenig

Thomas Hoenig

A slew of anti-market regulations in recent decades has encouraged banking sector concentration and a one-size-fits-all approach, Thomas Hoenig said on May 12, as he outlined a possible alternative.

The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) vice-chair has long been hostile to elements of post-crisis – and pre-crisis – regulation. In remarks at Chapman University in California, he proposed an alternative that would place the market at the heart of banking sector discipline.

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