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In its most sweeping move yet to prop up the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic and public health response, the Federal Reserve this morning unveiled several new facilities to support the flow of up to $300 billion in financing to households and businesses and committed to quantitative easing “in amounts needed” to support market functioning.


ABA today welcomed the Federal Reserve and FDIC’s effort to revisit the 41-year-old CAMELS uniform rating system and urged the agencies to make CAMELS ratings reflective of today’s regulatory requirements, to communicate ratings expectations in advance and to make the “M” or management component more transparent.


In remarks in New York last night, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles suggested that making reserves and Treasury securities more interchangeable from a liquidity regulation and supervision perspective could help improve the efficiency of the financial system and prevent sudden liquidity crunches in the markets, such as those that occurred last September.

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