Capital requirements

Don’t weaken the G-SIB surcharge


The Fed has already eased certain capital requirements in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It should avoid making any further adjustments to the surcharge, which is meant to keep global banks from creating systemic risks.


Fed should make banks stop paying dividends, Senate Democrats say


The lawmakers argued in a letter to the Federal Reserve that suspending dividend payouts would be the "prudent course of action," allowing banks to build their capital cushions and continue lending during the coronavirus pandemic.


Warren and Brown urge regulators to undo recent capital change


Sens. Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren are asking three federal agencies to reverse changes that allow banks to exclude certain items from their supplementary leverage ratio.


Banks’ dividend payouts could hinge on COVID-19 stress tests: Quarles


The senior official said the Federal Reserve’s gauge of a firm’s performance under economic recovery scenarios will affect decisions about its capital distribution, but individual results of the analysis will not be made public.


PPP loan forgiveness, BofA’s cost cutting, Amex’s cloud commitment: Top stories of the week


The SBA issues guidance on Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness; after staffing up for PPP, Bank of America may need to delay investments to meet cost targets; American Express has leaned hard on cloud tech to help employees work at home during the pandemic.


Goldman's mixed message; Fannie and Freddie have a tall order


COO says bank is on track to meet growth targets but expects more consumer lending losses; the mortgage agencies’ ability to raise $240 billion in capital before going private won’t be easy.


Fannie, Freddie capital goals raised; credit card, auto loans eroding


The FHFA says the two government-sponsored enterprises need at least $240 billion of capital before they can go private; Transunion says more than 3% of consumer loans it tracks are in financial hardship.


FHFA plan would make GSEs hold banklike capital amounts


The much-anticipated proposal, which would not go into effect until after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are privatized, reflects Director Mark Calabria’s aggressive efforts to get the companies on a strong financial footing.


FHFA close to unveiling capital plan for privatized GSEs


Director Mark Calabria, who abandoned the Fannie and Freddie capital proposal written by his predecessor, said he expects a revised framework to be ready “very soon.”


Regulators temporarily ease key capital measure for large banks


The interim rule will allow institutions with over $250 billion of assets to exclude certain assets from the supplementary leverage ratio to help them respond to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.