Tag: Federal Reserve

Activity, Capital and Risk, Corporate Banking, Credit

Credit unions top Fed survey of small-business lending satisfaction

February 5, 2021

Via: Banking Dive

The Fed’s annual survey, canvassing 15,000 businesses, gives another perspective on the effectiveness of pandemic-prompted relief programs. About 91% of respondents applied for emergency funding during the pandemic, the survey found. For 82%, that was the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Fed’s Bostic sees possible interest rate hike as soon as the second half of next year

January 11, 2021


Interest rates could rise sooner than forecast as the economy recovers more quickly than expected from the throes of the Covid-19 damage, Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic said Monday. While most of his colleagues don’t see a rate hike […]


Fed allows banks to resume stock buybacks with limitations

December 21, 2020

Via: Banking Dive

None of the largest banks fell beneath their capital minimums under the Fed’s hypothetical stress scenarios, which assessed how banks are navigating the coronavirus pandemic, the central bank said. Due to the strong performance from banks in the second stress […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed raises its economic outlook slightly, sees 4.2% growth next year and 5% unemployment rate

December 16, 2020


The Federal Reserve dialed up its economic expectations slightly for the end of this year as well as for 2021, according to the central bank’s Summary of Economic Projections released on Wednesday. The central bank now expects real gross domestic […]

Activity, Investment Banking

Is Today the Right Time to Buy U.S. Bancorp?

November 17, 2020

Via: Yahoo

It also generally means higher interest rates on loans, which is good for a bank’s bottom line. The United States has gone into recession, Federal Reserve-managed prime interest rates dropped to the 0%-0.25% range, and millions of people were losing […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Joe Biden will have a long list of economic fixes to make: Experts say these are the top 3

November 11, 2020

Via: Aol

Economists and market analysts say that when President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office in January, he will inherit a battered economy. While most metrics of economic activity have risen from the record-shattering lows they hit in March and […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

As Washington delays stimulus, the Fed is running out of ways to help the economy

October 28, 2020


Federal Reserve officials have been pressing Congress to provide more fiscal help to the U.S. economy, and with good reason: The central bank is running out of ways it can help. Since the expiration of key provisions of the $2.2 […]


Citi to pay $400m OCC fine for risk management failures

October 12, 2020

Via: Banking Technology

The South Dakota-based bank was found to have “deficiencies” in enterprise-wide and compliance risk management, as well as its data governance and internal controls. As well as paying a hefty fine to the US Treasury, Citi will also have to […]


Federal Reserve demands clarity on US banks’ diversity efforts

September 11, 2020

Via: Banking Technology

Sheila Clark, the Fed’s programme director for its diversity office, says submissions of diversity policy and practice assessments had “slightly increased” over the past two years. But in a congressional testimony published ahead of a hearing on Tuesday, the Fed […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields slip amid signs that U.S. economy remains fragile

September 2, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Long-dated U.S. Treasury yields fell on Wednesday as investors fretted over the fragility of the U.S. economic recovery which has led investors to expect the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at rock-bottom for an extended period. What are Treasurys […]