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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The Federal Reserve announced today that it will temporarily exclude U.S. Treasury securities and deposits at Federal Reserve Banks from the calculation of the supplementary leverage ratio for holding companies, effective March 31.
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The Federal Reserve Board today issued an interim final rule amending the treatment of the total loss absorbing capacity, or TLAC, that the eight U.S. global systemically important banks and designated foreign banks with U.S. operations are required to hold.
Loan modifications for borrowers affected by the coronavirus pandemic will not generally be required to be treated as troubled debt restructurings, federal and state banking agencies said today.
The FDIC today issued two sets of frequently asked questions addressing banker and consumer concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of its policy response to the market turmoil triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve overnight announced a new Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility, or MMLF.
The Federal Reserve, FDIC and OCC today issued a statement calling on banks to use their capital and liquidity buffers to help meet the needs of households and businesses as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Noting that U.S. banking firms “have built up substantial levels of capital and liquidity in excess of regulatory minimums and buffers,” the Fed also encouraged banks to use their capital and liquidity buffers to lend to coronavirus-affected borrowers.
Having increased total equity capital by nearly $800 billion since the financial crisis, banks are healthy and ready to continue supporting consumers and small businesses during this time of uncertainty.