Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles today outlined several actions the agency is considering to increase the transparency of its supervisory activities and ensure due process for supervised institutions, acknowledging that the Fed has not “communicated as clearly as it should” with banks under its supervision.
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While they have increased slightly in recent years, four key measures of banking system vulnerability remain “significantly smaller” than the period prior to the financial crisis, according to economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
A new analysis by the Financial Stability Board of the global post-financial crisis regulatory framework found that the regulatory reforms did not have “material and persistent negative effects on [small and medium enterprise] financing in general,” though some of the more stringent risk-based capital requirements may have slowed the pace of financing or caused credit conditions to tighten at the banks capitalized the least before the crisis in some locales.
The U.S. banking sector remains strong overall, with banks maintaining strong capital and liquidity levels while seeing healthy loan growth and profitability, according to the Federal Reserve’s supervision and regulation report released today.
The Basel, Switzerland-based Financial Stability Board today updated its list of global systemically important banks subject to supplemental loss absorbency requirements.
The American Bankers Association joined three other financial trade associations in a comment letter to the FDIC, Federal Reserve and OCC last week seeking additional clarity on the recently issued final rules tailoring the application of enhanced prudential standards and applying capital and standardized liquidity requirements.
ABA today wrote to the heads of the Federal Reserve, FDIC and OCC requesting clarity on the effective date of recently finalized final rules on the tailoring of capital and liquidity standards.
The OCC is finalizing the first changes in two decades to its regulations on other real estate owned, or OREO.
The global financial system is resilient, with large banks much better capitalized, less leveraged and more liquid, according to the Financial Stability Board’s report on post-crisis reforms issued today.
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.