Financial regulation is designed to protect taxpayers and the broader economy. Recent reports, data, and market moves have shown that America's largest banks – which serve customers of all sizes, including America’s largest companies – become smaller and simpler. Capital has doubled and liquidity has tripled among the largest firms. Furthermore, among all banks, new capital surcharges and long-term debt requirements are forcing leaders to reconsider scope and scale.
Fact Sheet: Compromise To Fix Swaps Push-Out Rule Will Boost U.S. Economy And Improve Financial Stability
A proposed compromise on the treatment of financial derivatives amends a rule that threatens financial stability and imposes costs on the real economy.
On March 20th, the Federal Reserve released the results of the 2014 stress tests, of which 29 out of 30 banks passed. This document outlines the results, improvements from prior tests, and the domestic and international economic scenarios the Federal Reserve tested against.