Regulators Mull Delay In Stress Tests For Midsize Banks

Law360, New York (August 27, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT) -- After hearing concerns about midsize banks' abilities to carry out company-run stress tests, federal regulators said Monday they were considering giving banks with assets of $10 billion to $50 billion more time to begin performing those tests, mandated under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.

The Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. all said they were considering giving those large and midsize banks until September 2013 to begin testing their ability to withstand economic shocks, a key...
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