Liquidity requirements

FHFA proposes formal liquidity rules for GSEs


The proposal builds on guidance that the agency gave to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac earlier this year.


Industry wins key concession in liquidity rule


Regulators said they will allow banks to deduct Treasury securities — a source of market volatility in the pandemic — from the net stable funding ratio on the same day they provided relief from auditing requirements.


Banks urge Fed to revise liquidity rule after pandemic shock


The industry is warning regulators putting the finishing touches on the Net Stable Funding Ratio that the measure could exacerbate volatile market events like the spring selloff of Treasury securities.


Big choices about who will lead financial regulators after 2020 election


Whoever wins the White House in November may have immediate agency openings to fill, while a key decision looms about who will run the Federal Reserve after Jerome Powell’s term expires in 2022.


Dodd-Frank has softened blow of pandemic, its authors say


Chris Dodd and Barney Frank said the legislation — nearing its 10th anniversary — put banks in position to be a stabilizing force during the coronavirus crisis.


Big banks get Fed's blessing to extend leverage amid market stress


The change — effective immediately — will reduce capital demands by about 2% overall, the Fed estimated, and will be open for a 45-day comment period.


Fed moves telegraph fears of prolonged liquidity crisis


The central bank's sweeping actions suggest a cash shortage gripping sectors directly hit by the pandemic. Banks were supposed to be protected by Dodd-Frank but are still vulnerable to a funding domino effect.


Regulators issue more guidance on banks' pandemic response


The agencies said banks could receive Community Reinvestment Act credit for activities addressing the virus fallout, and clarified earlier guidance encouraging banks to dip into their capital buffers.


Agencies encourage banks to use their capital to boost lending


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.


How bank regulators could mitigate coronavirus fallout


Policymakers could recommend banks establish backup facilities and the Federal Reserve could stand ready with emergency loans to limit economic shock waves.