House of Representatives to give community banks more options

US House of Representatives votes to give community financial institutions more leeway to raise capital.

ECB: banks have made great strides but need to do better

EU banks have made good progress according to an ECB conference on banking supervision. However, ECB officials expressed concerns over bad loans and low profitability at some banks.

CLO legal victory could free other structured products from risk retention rule

A legal victory for the CLO sector opens the possibility that other securitised products could be exempt from risk retention rules.

BCBS continues to see banks making progress on capital

Banks continue to make progress with building up their capital buffers, according to a BCBS monitoring report.

BCBS consults on Pillar 3 disclosures

Basel Committee consults on revisions to Pillar 3 disclosure requirements around areas such as credit risk, operational risk, the leverage ratio and credit valuation adjustments (CVA).

Senate looks set to ease rules for big banks

US Senate looks set to liberate a raft of large banks from too-big-to-fail rules by raising the thresholds from where they would apply.

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Latam banks work through challenges of complying with Basel III

Banks in Brazil and Argentina still have considerable work to do to meet Basel III requirements, but analysts believe that they should be able to do it.

Basel clause could alleviate capital demands for some banks

Deutsche Bank could be a big winner on the operational capital front from a Basel III clause allowing litigation payouts to be excluded from the calculation

FINMA imposes bank exposure concentration limits reflecting Basel III rules

FINMA imposes limits on bank loan limits to avoid them becoming vulnerable to falling into financial difficulty in the event of a single borrower default

Swiss banks allowed to use current exposure method for derivatives for another two years

Swiss authorities make various amendments to capital regime reflecting Basel III rules and feedback from banks

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