The House today agreed by voice vote to pass H.R. 2209. The bill, which is part of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks, would further expand the ability of banks to count municipal securities as high-quality liquid assets under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio.
The Federal Reserve today proposed a rule specifying how large banking organizations must make quarterly public disclosures of their liquidity coverage ratios.
By a bipartisan vote of 39 to 16, the House Financial Services Committee today approved H.R. 1309, a bill strongly advocated by ABA that would eliminate the automatic designation of banks as systemically important based solely on asset size.
The House Financial Services Committee is expected to vote this week on several bipartisan bills that are part of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks. H.R. 1309, introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) with 112 bipartisan co-sponsors, would eliminate the automatic designation of banks as systemically important based solely on asset size, recognizing that regulators should consider many different components of risk.
ABA today welcomed the Federal Reserve’s proposed rule counting certain municipal bonds as high-quality liquid assets under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio — a measure ABA has advocated for since the regulatory agencies first published the liquidity standards — but described it as a “modest step” that leaves the band of eligible HQLA too narrow.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision today finalized a common format for internationally active banks to disclose the Net Stable Funding Ratio standard that is expected to take effect in January 2018 following rulemaking in individual countries.
The Federal Reserve today proposed a rule that would count certain municipal bonds as high-quality liquid assets under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio — a measure ABA has advocated for since the regulatory agencies first published the liquidity standards.
At the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac yesterday announced new standards that mortgage institutions would have to meet in order to sell loans to or service loans on behalf of the housing GSEs. The new standards include net worth, capital and liquidity requirements both for depository institutions and for nonbanks.