The Federal Reserve Board found the 2020 Dodd-Frank stress test results demonstrate that, despite suffering substantial losses under a "severely adverse" scenario, large banks " could continue lending to businesses and households."
The Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC, the OCC, the National Credit Union Administration and state financial regulators provided guidance to examiners for assessing the "safety and soundness" of a financial institution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The results of a new survey concerning the implication of market volatility on the transition from LIBOR showed that participants are progressing on "operation[s], risk, infrastructure, systems re-tooling, interactions with critical third parties, [and] meeting governance guidelines."
A Federal Reserve working group, made up of government and payments industry experts, developed a uniform fraud classification system to address fraud involving Automated Clearing House, wire, and check payments.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that certain syndicated loans sold to institutional investors are not "securities" and rejected claims of violations of federal and state securities laws.
The Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC and the OCC made temporary adjustments to the supplementary leverage ratio calculation for certain depository institutions to enable them to expand lending to households and businesses.
In a new staff report on the nexus between central counterparties and clearing member banks, the Bank for International Settlements emphasized the need for central banks to evaluate the two entity types collectively.
Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair for Supervision Randal K. Quarles and OCC Comptroller Joseph M. Otting described supervisory and regulatory actions to support "consumers, households and businesses" and ongoing efforts to strengthen the banking system.
The Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC, the National Credit Union Administration and the OCC issued final guidance and a related policy statement on financial institutions' credit risk review and accounting for credit loss.
The Federal Reserve Board extended by 18 months the initial compliance date for a final rule imposing single-counterparty credit limits for bank holding companies and certain foreign banking organizations.
A Federal Reserve Board interim final rule temporarily amending the calculation of total leverage exposure within the supplementary leverage ratio of the FRB regulatory capital rule was published in the Federal Register.
The OCC, Federal Reserve Board and FDIC joint interim final rule intended too neutralize the regulatory capital effects of participating in the Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility for financial institutions was published in the Federal Register.