Minimum capital requirements

Fed's Quarles lays out new vision for Financial Stability Board


The Federal Reserve’s top regulator, who assumed the chairmanship of the international board in November, said the FSB should explain the rationale behind its financial benchmarks while establishing new ones to combat emerging threats.


BB&T-SunTrust union invites stricter regulation


The combined bank will move into a more demanding supervisory class under the Fed’s regime, but analysts also see a regulatory upside from the deal.


Fed seeks balance between transparency, toughness in stress tests


The central bank has drawn mixed reviews for new stress test scenarios and changes to how much banks know about the test beforehand. Its top regulatory official says the enhancements help the post-crisis regime evolve.


Fed exempts most regional banks from stress testing in 2019


The exemption was included in a suite of other changes unveiled to provide greater transparency to the Fed's stress testing regime.


Fed’s approach to revamping post-crisis rules leaves no one satisfied


Banks say regulatory relief efforts should go even further, while public interest groups — and even one of the Fed’s regional offices — say the proposals to roll back supervisory standards go too far.


De novo activity's up, but organizers face familiar obstacles


Three groups in North Carolina have scrapped plans to start banks because of difficulty raising capital, among other reasons.


Basel Committee releases new capital standard for market risk


The revised recommendations are one of the last remaining pieces left to finish in the Basel III capital accords.


Fed readying capital rule for insurance firms under its watch


The Dodd-Frank Act gave the central bank authority to set capital requirements for insurance companies that own a federally insured bank, as well as those determined to be systemically important.


Outlook 2019: Can regulators finish what they started?


From stress tests to tailoring the Dodd-Frank Act to the Volcker Rule, the banking agencies have a number of important proposals to finalize in the coming year. But there are several potential obstacles that could throw those plans off track.


Tough standards for biggest banks not going away: Fed’s Powell


Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell demurs on regulatory relief for largest banks while saying he is “open” to countercyclical buffer.