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A New Index of Bank Resolution Reforms

September 3, 2020
A New Index of Bank Resolution Reforms
This guest blog post comes to us from Matteo Aquilina, Krishan Shah, Costas Stephanou and Jonathan Ward. At the end of June, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a consultation report on its evaluation of the too-big-to-fail (TBTF) reforms for systemically important banks. The TBTF reforms  were endorsed by the G20 in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and have been implemented in FSB jurisdictions over the past decade. The report examines the extent to which the reforms are reducing the systemic and moral hazard risks associated with global and domestic systemically important banks (G-SIBs and D-SIBs), as well as their broader effects on the financial system. Continue reading “A New Index of Bank Resolution Reforms”

Banks’ Second-Quarter Results Boosted by Non-Interest Income and Official Support

July 24, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, earnings beat expectations for most large US banks in the second quarter, as a surge in non-interest income offset rising loan-loss provisions, and banks benefitted from Federal Reserve liquidity programs and regulatory forbearance. Continue reading “Banks’ Second-Quarter Results Boosted by Non-Interest Income and Official Support”

No bank should be paying dividends right now

July 14, 2020
This blog was published today in the American Banker . In the midst of one of the fastest and deepest economic declines in U.S. history, the largest banks are expected to pay out about $14 billion in dividends in the third quarter, while remaining under a cap imposed by the Federal Reserve in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading “No bank should be paying dividends right now”