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Final Dodd-Frank Act stress test guidance for medium firms arrives

First tests under rules to be conducted by March 31
Trey Garrison
Three regulatory agencies jointly issued final guidance on Wednesday for supervisory expectations for stress tests undertaken by financial firms whose assets total between $10 billion and $50 billion.
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Banks question what the end picture looks like

New regulations spark all of the analysis
Brena Swanson
Despite an onslaught of new regulation to reduce the threat of too-big-to-fail banks, banks are starting to question what the end picture is supposed to look like.
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Federal Reserve raises the bar on stress tests

Banks required to follow Fed projections on supervisory scenarios
Brena Swanson
Banks will have to hit a higher mark during their 2014 stress tests now that the Fed is increasing passage requirements. Under the new guidelines, the Fed will use its own numbers to determine if a bank is well capitalized.
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Federal Reserve issues final stress test guides

Brena Swanson
The Federal Reserve Board revealed its final policy statement describing the processes it will use to develop scenarios for future capital planning and stress testing exercises, helping provide guidance for banks.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: ING Alt-A liquidation will relieve lack of supply

Jacob Gaffney
"We think the unwinding of the portfolio will be welcomed by the non-agency market as it will help relieve the lack of supply," said Greg Reiter, Head of RMBS Research at Wells Fargo Securities.
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Smaller banks granted stress test reprieve

HousingWire Staff
Federal regulators granted smaller banks more time to adapt to Basel III's capital rules, while the biggest banks have only until Oct. 1.
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Stress tests to include Basel III requirements

Banks phase in new rules
HousingWire Staff
The government is buckling down on U.S. banks and requiring them to incorporate Basel III's new capital rules in their next stress tests.
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Mega banks easily pass internal stress tests

Lenders pass capitalization tests under worst case scenarios
Christina Mlynski
Banking institutions conducted mid-cycle stress tests as required by the Dodd-Frank Act, with all successfully surpassing the minimum regulatory capital requirements under the worst case scenarios.
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BofA says it could survive severe financial distress

Several banks, including Bank of America, released the results of internal stress tests Monday. The outcome: BofA says it could remain well capitalized even under the most pressing of circumstances.
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Fed raises the bar for US banks

The mega banks have spent the past few years working on their living wills and capital requirements to ensure a smooth transition in the wake of a future financial crisis, but not every bank is receiving passing scores from the Fed.
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