Capital requirements

Bank stocks down again; Fed mulls new bank capital buffer


Bank shares are down more than 9% this month; the Fed has never imposed the countercyclical capital buffer before.


New NCUA chief puts diversity, cybersecurity atop priority list


Tussles over risk-based capital have preoccupied the agency of late, but Rodney Hood says he also wants to foster growth of minority-owned institutions and make sure credit unions are taking the hacker threat seriously.


Truist won't be too big to fail: BB&T's Kelly King


Ahead of a House hearing to examine his company's proposed merger with SunTrust, King tried to downplay regulatory concerns.


Deutsche tied to 1MDB; Powell's Libra comments resonate


The Justice Department is investigating the bank for possible money laundering violations; the Fed chair says Facebook’s plan raises “serious concerns.”


Banks clear CCAR stress test — though JPMorgan Chase, Capital One barely


In a year where most of the 18 institutions taking the second round of the Federal Reserve's stress tests showed improvements over last year, JPMorgan Chase and Capital One were both forced to adjust their capital plans in order to meet the central bank's minimum thresholds.


Credit unions get reprieve (again) on capital rule. Bankers jeer


The NCUA proposed Thursday to put off until 2022 implementation of a rule that would require larger credit unions to hold more risk-based capital.


Time to finish reg relief for community banks


Regulators have taken a number of steps to implement last year’s reforms to Dodd-Frank, but there are several important items left on the to-do list.


Give Fannie, Freddie the same capital standards as everybody else


FHFA Director Mark Calabria should ensure the government-sponsored enterprises hold at least 4% of total assets as part of housing finance reform.


Stock buybacks are surging, but for how long?


The pace is torrid now, but it could slow if bank stock prices keep rising and one prominent lawmaker’s proposal to restrict share repurchases gains traction.


Freddie CEO casts doubt on FHFA capital plan


Regulators want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to build up massive amounts of capital before being freed from government control. Don Layton, Freddie's departing chief executive officer says that's easier said than done.