The US Federal Reserve is taking the first step toward regulating banks for how they make money, but some banks are resisting.
The US Justice Department has issued a series of rules designed to limit banks’ profit-making potential.
The rules are aimed at addressing the problem of the so-called “too big to fail” banks, which have become the epicenter of the financial crisis.
They are also intended to prevent future bank failures and provide a way to hold them accountable for the mistakes they make.
“If banks are too big to jail, they will continue to grow,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told a news conference in Washington on Thursday.
“That is the risk that we are all in.
It’s not that the Fed should go in and change how banks are managed.
It is that the risk is too big.”
The Justice Department’s rules target banks that make money by selling mortgage-backed securities and securitizing commercial bank loans.
They also target banks and hedge funds that act as middlemen between banks and consumers.
But some banks have been resisting the regulation.
The Financial Stability Oversight Council, a federal agency that monitors banks, has expressed concerns that the rules could limit their ability to compete in the marketplace and threaten their independence.
The Justice Dept. is taking steps to regulate banks that don’t follow the rules and could create a risk to the stability of the banking system, a spokesperson for the group told CNBC.
“We’re very concerned about the risk of that happening,” said Jennifer Mascarenhas, a deputy assistant attorney general for the department.
“The Fed will look to see how we address it and what other steps we can take.”
The Fed is the U.S. government’s central bank, responsible for ensuring that the money supply and economy operate at a healthy level.
The Fed and the Treasury Department have been working on the new rules since the end of the Great Recession, which was caused by the financial sector’s failure to act properly.
The Federal Reserve has been working to address the problem for years, but it has been slow to act.
It took until this year for the central bank to start implementing the rules.
“I think that the biggest concern with the new regulation is that it does not go far enough, and that it’s not very well thought out,” said Michael Wood, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley.
The new rules will be rolled out over the next few months, Wood said.
The government is also planning to publish rules on the risks of using leverage, a form of lending that involves the risk a bank can borrow more money than it can repay.
In order to do that, a bank must offer the borrower a level of interest that is below the rate of inflation.
The new rules would require banks to disclose the type of leverage they use and how often.
“I am concerned that if banks can use leverage, that they will do it more often and the more likely they are to do it, which is not the case at all,” Wood said, adding that this would give them a stronger incentive to abuse their leverage.
In a statement, JPMorgan Chase said that the new regulations would limit banks “to meet the level of capital they have, the level that is appropriate for the particular business.”
“JPMorgan does not use leverage to increase its capital,” the bank said.
“We are also committed to maintaining our regulatory and compliance practices to protect our customers and shareholders.”JPM, which has about $6.5 trillion in assets, has been one of the most aggressive investors in the financial system.
But the bank has been facing some criticism for its investments in risky and risky assets, including mortgage-linked securities and high-risk financial products.
JPM’s share price has fallen more than 60 percent since the financial meltdown.
When the crisis began, JPMorgan was the most profitable bank in the country.
Its profits rose to $2.1 trillion in 2015 from $1.6 trillion in 2014.
As part of the settlement with the Justice Department, the bank agreed to spend $1 billion to fund job training and job creation programs for employees affected by the crisis.
Other banks have also been trying to improve their balance sheets by selling assets that they used to invest in risky products.
Bank of America, for example, announced in March that it was closing an $8 billion deal to sell its mortgage-banking business.
However, JPMorgan has resisted the move because of concerns that it could become too big.
Meanwhile, Wells Fargo, which also has $6 billion in assets and is one of America’s biggest banks, is struggling to recover from the fallout of the mortgage crisis.
The bank has said it will use its assets to help pay down its $700 billion bailout bill, but that it is “still in the process of working through all of our legal options.”
Wells Fargo is also working on a plan to sell off assets that it once invested in risky assets