stress tests

Fed opens black box on stress tests (but not too far)


The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday proposed to give banks more insight into portfolio performance under its stress testing models in an effort to help banks better understand the Fed’s methodology.


A regional bank CEO’s take on tax cuts, hacking and fintech partnerships


During a sit-down interview, Bruce Van Saun, the CEO at Citizens Financial, explained how Washington policy changes could boost lending, why cyber threats keep him up nights and how fintechs and AI are changing the industry for the better.


Regulators have bigger role to play in cybersecurity: Fed’s Quarles


Describing cybersecurity as the biggest risk facing the financial sector, Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles said regulators should more actively facilitate conversations between banks and national security agencies to boost digital security.


Seven things bankers should watch for in Powell’s nomination hearing


President Trump’s pick to head the Federal Reserve will face the Senate Banking Committee this week. Here’s what to watch for.


WesBanco in W.Va. to buy First Sentry Bancshares


The acquisition is expected to boost WesBanco’s presence in Huntington, W.Va., and provide a bridge to its existing operations in Charleston, W.Va., and southeastern Ohio.


Quarles says Fed taking 'fresh look' at regulation, fintech


The new vice chairman of supervision at the Fed said the agency will seek comment on its rules for stress tests, capital and other areas, as well as look at how fintech has impacted the industry.


Cheat sheet: Powell's key banking positions


During his time as Fed governor, Chair-designate Jerome Powell has outlined his views on a host of bank regulatory matters, including the need for regulatory relief, the push for housing finance reform, blockchain and much more.


Treasury plan to weaken capital rules has real economic costs


The political pendulum appears to be swinging toward significantly lower capital requirements, but that threatens to undo the gains banks made in the wake of the financial crisis.


Glacier announces another deal to offset crossing $10B asset threshold


The Montana company agreed to buy Inter-Mountain Bancorp in an all-stock deal valued at $173 million. The company has lined up nine bank acquisitions in the last five years.


Stress tests for midsize banks are more trouble than they’re worth


While stress testing can provide valuable insight into the strength and resilience of our financial system, regulators are increasingly acknowledging shortcomings in the post-crisis regime.