It published a long-awaited list of “systemically important” banks Friday. Banks on the list will have to cooperate with regulations imposed by the agency as well as the Basel Committee of Banking Supervision.
Here are some of those new rules (via WSJ):
– By the end of 2012, all banks will have to map out a plan to unwind their businesses in the case of a collapse.
– By 2016 they have to hold more capital than other banks. They’ll be sorted into five different “buckets,” based on which they’ll be required to maintain 1%-3.5% more capital than less significant banks.
– By 2019, that capital requirement will be an added 3.5% on top of other regulations.
The list will be updated every November and the methodology to choose the banks will be reviewed every three years.
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