WASHINGTON, Sept 3- The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday voted to adopt final rules requiring big banks to hold more assets that they could sell easily in a credit crunch. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp also plans to vote on the final rules on Wednesday.
The lawsuit, filed against the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, comes days after U.S. prosecutors opened criminal and civil probes into at least 15 banks and payment processors as part of a wide-ranging consumer fraud investigation.
Thomas Hoenig, vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, made the comments after Bank of America announced earlier this week that it would have to re-do its test results after discovering a calculation error that led it to overstate its capital levels by about $4 billion.
WASHINGTON, April 8- The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp voted on Tuesday to adopt tougher leverage requirements for the biggest U.S. banks. The rules set a leverage ratio of 6 percent for big banks and 5 percent for their holding companies. The new requirements would take effect in 2018, regulators said.
WASHINGTON, April 8- Financial regulators will vote shortly to finalize rules requiring the biggest U.S. banks to meet a 6 percent leverage ratio, the regulators said in documents released on Tuesday. The rules closely follow a proposal issued by the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency last year.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports Bank of America, Citi Group, and JPMorgan Chase are among 16 big banks being sued by FDIC for manipulating the LIBOR benchmark interest rate.
Despite downgrades and fiscal woes, now could be the time for investors to get in on Puerto Rico, says YPO member Francisco De Armas.
A provision prohibiting banks from keeping investments in CDOs backed by hybrid securities called trust preferreds ignited a controversy.
CNBC's Eamon Javers breaks down the 5 key exemptions of the Volcker Rule, including underwriting and risk mitigated hedging.
Discussing the Volcker Rule and the improvements made to make the legislation stronger, with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Sheila Bair, former chair of the FDIC.
CNBC's Eamon Javers details the five key exemptions under the Volcker Rule. Regulators from the FDIC and Federal Reserve are expected to vote to approve the legislation which would ban banks from proprietary trading.
The President is nominating top Treasury Department official Timothy Massad as head of CFTC, the agency that regulates the futures and options market.
Bank lending is on the rise. The little guy on Main Street is not feeling it, though, so many entrepreneurs are turning to alternative funding sources.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the latest numbers on bank earnings.
The big banks should not be allowed to dip into FDIC-insured deposits to engage in risky trading activities, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said on CNBC Friday, as she pushed for a new, modern-day bank breakup bill.
The FDIC, OCC and the Fed jointly proposed new rules on bank borrowing that could hamper lending. The new rules will make the biggest banks fund 5 percent of their assets.
Dick Bove, Rafferty Capital analyst, explains why the new banking regulation is a "turf war" between the Fed, which believes in the Basel III approach to capital, and the FDIC.
The FDIC on Tuesday will propose a leverage rule requiring big banks to have common equity equal to at least 5 percent of their assets, sources tell CNBC.
The FDIC's stricter leverage rules will be announced on Tuesday, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly. The FDIC is expected to raise the key leverage ratio for banks to 5 percent from 3 percent.
Three years after it was signed into law—and with only about 20 percent of its rules in place—critics and even supporters of Dodd-Frank say it's flawed and convoluted.