As Treasury and independent regulators work to implement Wall Street Reform, we often receive questions about how Main Street banks are affected by the historic law. We recognize that small banks were not the cause of the financial crisis. Main Street banks are integral to the ability of consumers and small businesses to access capital and protect their savings. Wall Street Reform enables us to strengthen the overall financial system while preserving the critical function of Main Street banks. To help answer those questions, we have prepared the infographic below to show how Wall Street Reform helps Main Street banks.
Suzanne Elio is the spokesperson for Domestic Finance at the Department of the Treasury.