Liquidity requirements

Industry wins key concession in liquidity rule

10/20/20

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.

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Banks urge Fed to revise liquidity rule after pandemic shock

10/05/20

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.

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Big choices about who will lead financial regulators after 2020 election

08/07/20

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.

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

06/30/20

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.

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

04/02/20

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.

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Fed moves telegraph fears of prolonged liquidity crisis

03/23/20

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.

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Regulators issue more guidance on banks' pandemic response

03/19/20

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.

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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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How bank regulators could mitigate coronavirus fallout

03/02/20

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

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Congress may need to step in on Libor switch, Mnuchin warns

12/05/19

The Treasury secretary suggested a role for lawmakers in containing any fallout with financial contracts stemming from the transition to a new interest rate benchmark.

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