Items Tagged with 'Stress test'

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  • Federal Reserve proposes easing regulations for larger banks

    But not the largest banks
    The Federal Reserve this week proposed the idea of easing regulations on larger financial institutions and announced it is seeking public comment on the issue. The Fed recently proposed four new tiers of regulation for banks with more than $100 billion in assets to ease compliance requirements for banks with less risk. Banks deemed to have the lowest risk would be able to skip out on annual stress tests and reduce other requirements.
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  • From HW Magazine

    HOT or NOT August: What's trending in housing right now

    Cybersecurity, stress tests, Mick Mulvaney and more make the list
    Companies should keep an eye on these three cybersecurity trends, plus more homeowners are cashing in on equity and the Fed is considering eliminating the pass/fail score on bank stress tests. Read more inside!
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  • Fed Chair Powell: GSE reform essential for U.S. economy

    Testifies before Senate on current state of economy
    Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell gave his semi-annual congressional testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. And while Powell didn’t provide many specific details, he stated his belief that it would be healthy for the economy to see GSE reform move forward.
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  • Fed extends stress test filing deadlines for 14 big banks

    Exempts some banks from resolution plan requirements
    The Federal Reserve announced Monday that it is extending the stress test filing deadline by one year for some of the nation’s largest banks. The Fed explained this additional time will allow the banks to provide feedback on their last submissions and produce their next submissions. Here’s which banks are getting an extension and which are now exempt.
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  • Fed fails one bank in second round of stress tests

    Two others met with conditional approval
    During the second round of the 2018 annual stress tests, the Federal Reserve objected to one bank’s capital plan but passed the other 34 largest banks. In addition to failing one bank, the Fed also gave conditional approval to Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley after recent tax reform laws reduced their capital.
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  • Fed looks to eliminate pass/fail for bank stress tests

    To take volatility out of financial markets
    The Federal Reserve is looking to take volatility out of the financial markets by changing the rules of stress tests on big banks, and eliminating the pass or fail grades. The Fed would replace the pass or fail grade with simply giving banks a capital ratio that the lender must meet during the following year.
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  • Expert: Big banks will pass stress tests this year

    To receive approval to increase shareholder dividends
    As the Federal Reserve prepares to announce the results of the annual stress tests for banks in June, one expert is already predicting banks will pass. While the test might be harsher, and potential losses may increase, this expert says banks will still pass, and be allowed to raise their shareholder dividends.
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  • Banks disappointed in proposed stress test changes

    Gives relief to smaller lenders
    Tuesday night, the Federal Reserve announced its proposed changes to its annual stress test procedures – and they’re not going to benefit the big banks. But smaller lenders, or those not considered “systemically important” would see a significant decrease in their capital requirements.
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