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Opinion: This Is Not the Time to Loosen Rules on Bank Capital
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Opinion: This Is Not the Time to Loosen Rules on Bank Capital

Gregg Gelzinis writes about federal regulators' recent attempts to loosen bank capital rules.

As the House of Representatives considers amending the bipartisan Dodd-Frank rollback bill passed by the Senate, the federal banking regulators have moved forward with their own proposals to loosen post-crisis rules for the largest banks.

The Federal Reserve Board (Fed) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) recently proposed revisions to the enhanced Supplementary Leverage Ratio (eSLR) — a post-crisis capital requirement that applies to the eight most systemically important banks. The Fed also proposed further revisions to its stress-testing framework.

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Gregg Gelzinis

Associate Director