WSJ: US bank regulators consider new rules for regional banks in times of crisis

WSJ: US bank regulators consider new rules for regional banks in times of crisis

File picture shows the Bank of America logo in New York City, January 10, 2017. — Reuters pic

Monday, 19 Sep 2022 12:01 AM MYT

NEW YORK, Sept 18 — A group of bank regulators appointed by US President Joe Biden is considering new rules which will require big regional banks to add financial cushions that can be used in times of crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported today.

The new steps include the regional banks raising long-term debt that will help absorb losses in cases of insolvency, the WSJ reported adding three people familiar with the matter.

The WSJ report comes over a week after US Federal Reserve chief Michael Barr said that there soon may be tougher rules on large regional lenders after a ‘holistic’ review of bank capital requirements is concluded. — Reuters