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%.
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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.
A group of 13 Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee today urged the federal banking agencies to accelerate implementation of regulatory reforms made by the S. 2155 reform law, as well as other reforms that they said would enhance economic growth.
ABA today filed a comment letter on the federal banking agencies’ proposal to set a community bank leverage ratio at 9%.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and committee member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on Friday called for the banking agencies to set the community bank leverage ratio at 8%.
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