Minimum capital requirements

JPMorgan no longer stands alone as most important bank


JPMorgan Chase dropped one rung on the Financial Stability Board’s annual rankings of systemically important banks to sit alongside Citigroup and HSBC Holdings as one of the world’s three most important banks.


Fed publishes big-bank capital requirements tied to stress test buffer


Under a rule issued in March, banks will build an additional capital cushion that is determined by their performance in the annual tests.


Will pandemic compel Congress to ease bank capital requirements?


Lawmakers don't appear ready to relax requirements yet, but they may do so in future legislation in hopes of spurring more bank lending.


Fannie, Freddie to face bank-like liquidity standards starting Sept. 1


The mortgage giants will have to meet benchmarks for covering cash flow needs during stressed periods. The FHFA views the requirements as a prerequisite to the companies exiting conservatorship.


Fed's Powell makes case why Congress should relax bank capital rule


As Senate Republicans consider a new coronavirus relief package, the Federal Reserve chairman said easing the so-called Collins amendment would help financial institutions support the economy.


Groups urge FHFA to extend comment period on GSE capital plan


In a letter to Director Mark Calabria, 17 organizations requested an additional 60 days to weigh in on the proposal meant to strengthen Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's balance sheets post-conservatorship.


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.


Fannie, Freddie hire advisers to help raise capital; Deutsche leads the pack


Fannie Mae has chosen Morgan Stanley while Freddie Mac is going with JPMorgan Chase; the bank’s overhaul plan has helped make it the best performing big-bank stock so far this year.


Mortgage underwriting tightens as rates fall; HSBC mulls sale of U.S. unit


Despite record low mortgage rates, borrowers are having trouble getting loans from wary lenders; the underperforming American unit may be ditched in U.K. bank restructuring.


Will GSEs' record-high capital requirements scare investors away?


Some observers wonder if proposed regulatory targets for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will stoke concerns about low shareholder returns. But others suggest those fears are unfounded.