Why new US stress tests could mean more capital for smaller banks

Author: | Published: 23 Oct 2012

More financial companies will have to develop models and systems to run stress tests following rules jointly finalised by the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on October 9.

The new rules require state member banks, bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies with at least $10 billion in consolidated assets to conduct annual company-run stress tests beginning next September.



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