Federal Reserve Board approves final policy statement detailing framework for setting Countercyclical Capital Buffer

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Federal Reserve Board approves final policy statement detailing framework for setting Countercyclical Capital Buffer

Postby kreslik.news » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:00 pm


The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday released a policy statement detailing the framework the Board will follow in setting the Countercyclical Capital Buffer (CCyB) for private-sector credit exposures located in the United States. The CCyB is a macroprudential tool that can be used to increase the resilience of the financial system by raising capital requirements on internationally active banking organizations when the risk of above-normal losses is elevated. The CCyB would then be available to help banking organizations absorb shocks associated with declining credit conditions. Implementation of the buffer could also help moderate fluctuations in the supply of credit.

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