Capital requirements

Fed plowing ahead with stress tests. But should it?

03/27/20

Many argue the economic turmoil from the pandemic makes the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review irrelevant this year, while others say testing banks’ capital strength is crucial now more than ever.

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Cheat sheet: What's at stake for banks, customers in stimulus battle

03/23/20

Congressional proposals could expand Federal Reserve liquidity support, delay a new credit loss accounting standard, provide certain accounts with unlimited deposit insurance and more to help businesses and consumers reeling from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Regulator predicts delay in GSE capital rule due to pandemic

03/18/20

FHFA Director Mark Calabria said the health crisis will complicate the release of a proposal establishing new capital requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Agencies encourage banks to use their capital to boost lending

03/17/20

Regulators issued a rule that gives banks the OK to dip into capital to help households and businesses cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus.

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Virus is Dodd-Frank's first real test

03/13/20

If banks are unable to weather the economic fallout from the outbreak, calls for more dramatic reforms could get louder.

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Virus could deal blow to leveraged loans. What's that mean for banks?

03/11/20

Banks may be protected from a direct hit, but they have invested in vehicles that include such loans, potentially exposing them to defaults.

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Fed finalizes new capital buffer ahead of 2020 stress tests

03/04/20

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

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FHFA redefining itself ahead of GSE overhaul

02/03/20

With policymakers focused on ending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s conservatorship, their regulator is reorganizing key units and adding staff to position itself for the long term.

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FHFA picks Houlihan Lokey to advise agency on GSE plans

02/03/20

The regulator said the investment bank and financial services company will help in the process of strengthening Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s capital standing for their eventual exit from conservatorship.

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Will Fed's simpler capital regime be ready before next stress tests?

01/16/20

The central bank is aiming to finish a rule creating a streamlined capital buffer ahead of the upcoming round of stress testing, but industry experts say that timeline may be too ambitious.

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