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.
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.
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.
One by one, they filed into the city council chambers. They took their seats and waited their turn, and once there weren’t any seats left, they moved to the seldom-used overflow seating. When the overflow seating filled, they moved to the civic center so they could watch the meeting on a closed-circuit feed..
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