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The Federal Reserve is likely to cut interest rates by less than financial markets expect over the rest of 2019 given robust jobs growth in the US, Fitch Ratings says. A 25bp cut now appears probable at either the July or September FOMC meeting but... Read Story
July 18, 2019, 08:55 AM


A top official at the U.S. Federal Reserve tempered warnings issued by the agency that record high levels of business debt coupled with deteriorating credit standards could "leave the business sector vulnerable to a downturn in economic activity or a... Read Story
May 10, 2019, 09:15 AM


The Federal Reserve's dovish stance on keeping the Fed Funds rate at its current level for the remainder of 2019 will pressure U.S. banks' revenue. However, the rate pause may also prolong the benign credit quality environment, according to Fitch... Read Story
March 22, 2019, 08:11 AM


Total outstandings of private and public nonfinancial-sector debt grew by 5.1% year-to-year as of the final quarter of 2018, reaching a record high of $51.796 trillion, according to a briefing by Moody's Analytics referencing the latest version of... Read Story
March 18, 2019, 08:00 AM


Recently proposed changes to how regulatory capital and liquidity is managed and reported at U.S. large regional banks continues the bifurcation of regulatory relief between Global Systemically Important Banks (GSIBs) and smaller peers, says Fitch... Read Story
November 06, 2018, 07:00 AM


The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday approved a rule to prevent concentrations of risk between large banking organizations and their counterparties from undermining financial stability. As demonstrated during the financial crisis, excessive exposure... Read Story
June 18, 2018, 08:01 AM


The Federal Reserve released its Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices for the month of October, which found conditions more favorable to business borrowers. Regarding loans to businesses, respondents to the October survey... Read Story
November 07, 2017, 07:29 AM


Risk in the portfolio of large syndicated bank loans declined slightly but remains elevated, according to the Shared National Credit (SNC) Program Review released by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the... Read Story
August 04, 2017, 07:42 AM


A significant proportion of U.S. non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) would be adversely affected by an accelerated and higher-than-anticipated increase in US interest rates, says Fitch Ratings. The impact on U.S. NBFIs of US interest rates... Read Story
April 12, 2017, 07:25 AM


The October 2016 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices (SLOOS) addressed changes in the standards and terms on, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households over the past three months. This summary discusses the... Read Story
November 14, 2016, 07:46 AM


The American economy is doing better than the headlines suggest and should continue to add jobs at a steady pace, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank.  "Economic growth averaged just 1.0 percent over the first half of... Read Story
September 23, 2016, 07:46 AM


The Federal Reserve issued the following press release on December 16, 2015:Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace. Household spending and... Read Story
December 16, 2015, 02:45 PM


The Federal Reserve Board on Monday approved a final rule requiring the largest, most systemically important U.S. bank holding companies to further strengthen their capital positions. Under the rule, a firm that is identified as a global systemically... Read Story
July 21, 2015, 07:56 AM


The Federal Reserve Board on Monday issued a final order that establishes enhanced prudential standards for General Electric Capital Corporation (GECC), a nonbank financial company designated by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) for... Read Story
July 21, 2015, 07:47 AM


As the Federal Reserve holds firm on keeping interest rates the lowest in decades, while ceasing to pump up stocks with quantitative easing – causing increased market fluctuations – enthusiasm will remain elevated for investors seeking a high... Read Story
January 29, 2015, 07:13 AM


Bloomberg reported the Federal Reserve said it plans to oversee GE Capital Corp. in a similar manner to the way it supervises large bank-holding companies. According to the Bloomberg report, the Fed asked for public comment today on its regulation... Read Story
November 26, 2014, 07:44 AM


The July 2014 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices addressed changes in the standards and terms on, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households over the past three months. This summary is based on the responses... Read Story
August 11, 2014, 07:39 AM


The October 2013 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices addressed changes in the standards and terms on, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households over the past three months. Domestic banks, on balance, reported... Read Story
November 18, 2013, 08:00 AM


The recovery in the economy will continue to show improvement over the next year, despite the recent rise in interest rates, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank."The U.S. economy has... Read Story
September 26, 2013, 07:46 AM


The Federal Reserve Board issued a final rule establishing annual assessment fees for its supervision and regulation of large financial companies. For the 2012 assessment period, the first year for which assessment fees will be collected, the Board... Read Story
August 19, 2013, 08:02 AM


The July 2013 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices addressed changes in the standards and terms on, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households over the past three months. The survey also contained special... Read Story
August 07, 2013, 07:14 AM


CIT Group, a leading provider of financing and advisory services to small businesses and middle market companies, announced that it received notice from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (the FRBNY) that the Written Agreement, dated August 12... Read Story
May 31, 2013, 08:03 AM


According to the April 2013 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices issued by The Federal Reserve Board, domestic banks, on balance, reported having eased their lending standards and having experienced stronger demand in several... Read Story
May 07, 2013, 07:44 AM


According to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest overall economic activity expanded at a moderate pace during the reporting period from late February to early April. Activity in the Cleveland... Read Story
April 18, 2013, 07:00 AM


According to Bloomberg, the Federal Reserve said 17 of the 18 largest U.S. banks could withstand a deep recession and maintain capital above a regulatory minimum. According to the report, only Ally Financial Inc., the auto lender majority-owned by U... Read Story
March 08, 2013, 07:16 AM


Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s unprecedented bond buying pushed the Fed’s balance sheet to a record $3 trillion as he shows no sign of softening his effort to bring down 7.8 percent unemployment. The Fed is purchasing $85 billion of... Read Story
January 25, 2013, 07:03 AM


The Federal Reserve Board has proposed rules to strengthen the oversight of U.S. operations of foreign banks. The proposal would require foreign banking organizations with a significant U.S. presence to create an intermediate holding company over... Read Story
December 17, 2012, 07:43 AM


Economic activity expanded at a measured pace in recent weeks, according to reports from contacts in the twelve Federal Reserve Districts. Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco grew at a modest pace, while St.... Read Story
November 29, 2012, 08:12 AM


The October 2012 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices addressed changes in the supply of, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households over the past three months. This summary is based on responses from 68 domestic... Read Story
November 01, 2012, 06:00 AM


Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September suggests that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace in recent months.  Growth in employment has been slow, and the unemployment rate remains elevated... Read Story
October 25, 2012, 07:00 AM


According to the October 10, 2012 Beige Book Report, twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity generally expanded modestly since the last report.Conditions in the manufacturing sector were mixed but, on balance, somewhat... Read Story
October 10, 2012, 07:00 AM