Capital standards at the biggest U.S. lenders would rise to 5% of assets for parent companies and 6% for their banking units under a plan proposed today by federal regulators.
U.S. banking regulators agreed to ease requirements for some of the smallest lenders in a new set of capital standards designed to prevent a repeat of the 2008 crisis that almost destroyed the world’s financial system.
After targeting global banks deemed too big to fail, regulators are weighing tougher capital rules for lenders whose collapse would roil national economies.