The U.S. banking agencies this week released a proposal that would significantly amend the U.S. Basel III capital rules of all three agencies by simplifying the capital treatment of several items, primarily for non-advanced approaches banking organizations.  The proposed rule represents the agencies’ next step in the agencies’ efforts, discussed … Read More

On Tuesday the House Committee on Financial Services passed along to the whole House a bill that would require the federal banking agencies to amend their liquidity rules (including the LCR Rule) to treat all “municipal obligations” (as defined in the bill) as level 2B high quality liquid assets (HQLAs), … Read More

The U.S. banking agencies (the Federal Reserve, OCC and FDIC) propose to delay the last phase of the U.S. Basel III capital rules’ transition provisions relating to certain deductions from capital and limitations on the recognition of minority interests, which are scheduled to become effective January 1, 2018, for banking … Read More

The Federal Reserve today released the results of its 2017 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR).  For the first time since the introduction of CCAR in 2011, the Federal Reserve did not object to the capital distribution plans of any of the 34 U.S. bank holding companies (BHCs), including eight … Read More