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Friday, May 08, 2009

WSJ Report: Banks Negotiated Concessions on Stress Tests

by Calculated Risk on 5/08/2009 08:31:00 PM

From the WSJ: Banks Won Concessions on Tests

The Federal Reserve at the last minute significantly scaled back the size of the capital hole facing some of the nation's biggest banks, following days of intense bargaining over the stringency of the stress tests.
When the Fed last month informed banks of its preliminary stress-test findings, executives at banks including Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. were furious ...

At Fifth Third, the Fed was preparing to tell the Cincinnati-based bank to find $2.6 billion in capital, but the final tally dropped to $1.1 billion.