Banks have been a source of strength for the economy during the pandemic. A year into the crisis, the blunt instrument of leverage ratios is about to make it harder for banks of all sizes to support the recovery.
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With the acute phase of the coronavirus crisis past and a return to normal economic activity in sight, the federal banking agencies today said they would let a temporary change to the supplementary leverage ratio expire as scheduled on March 31.
The OCC, the Federal Reserve and the FDIC have adopted a final rule that codifies temporary changes to changes to the community bank leverage ratio and addresses the transition process for banks using the CBLR framework.
The federal banking agencies today finalized several rules originally issued as interim final rules during the spring weeks of the emergency coronavirus response.
As required by Section 4012 the CARES Act, the federal banking agencies today temporarily lowered the community bank leverage ratio, issuing two interim final rules to set the CLBR at 8% and then gradually re-establish it at 9%.
On Friday, the House passed—and President Trump signed into law—the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide relief to American consumers and businesses struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Senate unanimously passed a sweeping $2 trillion stimulus package to provide relief to American consumers and businesses struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The American Bankers Association today expressed support for legislation designed to facilitate community banks’ supporting their customers and ensuring daily operations during the coronavirus pandemic.
The FDIC today approved a final rule allowing community banks with a leverage capital ratio of at least 9% to be considered in compliance with Basel III capital requirements and exempt from the complex Basel Calculation.