Banks can repurchase shares again. Will they?


Under the Federal Reserve’s loosened restrictions, big banks can buy back a limited amount of their stock starting next quarter, but only JPMorgan Chase has announced detailed plans to do so.


Community banks poised to resume stock buybacks


Many small banks are reactivating repurchase programs, signaling that capital levels remain strong and credit issues are under control.


Why banks are reinstating share repurchase programs


Several community banks that put buybacks on hold during the pandemic’s earliest days have recently authorized new plans, signaling an easing in regulatory pressure and greater comfort with capital levels.


Wells customers phished, Fed caps dividends, Citi’s new ops chief: Top stories of the week


Wells Fargo customers targeted with phishing attacks using calendar invites; Fed freezes stock buybacks, caps dividends after stress test results; Citigroup names Titi Cole its head of global operations and fraud prevention.


Dimon counsels against bank stock buybacks; Texas banks call off merger


The JPMorgan CEO says the recovery has to start first, and future buybacks won’t be as big as before; Texas Capital Bancshares and Independent Bank blame the coronanvirus market impact.


Otting makes it official; Morgan Stanley's Gorman: Hold the stock buybacks


The comptroller of the currency will be replaced by his COO, Brian P. Brooks, on an acting basis; CEO James Gorman says the economy needs to be on steadier ground first.


After big banks suspend stock buybacks, will regionals follow suit?


They are under less pressure from policymakers to halt repurchase plans, but some have already hit the brakes and others may unofficially do so if the pandemic worsens.


Eight giant U.S. banks to suspend stock buybacks through June


The banks — including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup — agreed to stop buying back their own shares through the second quarter, saying they will focus on supporting clients and the nation during the coronavirus pandemic.


Senator urges banks to stop stock buybacks during coronavirus outbreak


Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, the top Democrat on the Banking Committee, said financial institutions "need to be investing in their communities right now, not investing in their CEOs’ stock portfolios.”


Fed finalizes new capital buffer ahead of 2020 stress tests


The rule establishes a measure of capital adequacy meant to simplify how banks are assessed in the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review program.