Getting the Main Street Lending Program facilities up and running is a “top priority” for the Federal Reserve, Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles said in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee today.
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The nation’s banks “entered the current crisis well positioned to support continued lending” during the pandemic, the Federal Reserve said in its supervision and regulation report released today.
To facilitate banks’ participation in the Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility and the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility, the federal banking agencies issued an interim final rule today that will allow institutions to neutralize the effects of their participation for purposes of the liquidity coverage ratio.
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%.
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.