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The FDIC approves subjecting big banks to the same minimum capital standards as community banks,...

The FDIC approves subjecting big banks to the same minimum capital standards as community banks, doing away with big banks' ability to substitute "internal management assumptions" about how much capital they need around. It won't require new capital, Sheila Bair says, but will act as insurance "when the crisis is forgotten" that levels will be safe.
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  • JohnLocke
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    Do the Big banks get to count the Taxpayer dollars they have received as part of their minimum capitol standard (sarcasm).

     

    I'm curious about the timing of this announcement and why TBTF banks were being held to a different standard in the first place, I wonder if it has to do with the fact that the TBTF are the Feds Primary Dealers?
    14 Jun 2011, 11:09 AM Reply Like
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