‘Living Wills’ of 5 Banks Fail to Pass Muster

April 13, 2016 12:14 PM

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‘Living Wills’ of 5 Banks Fail to Pass Muster

Five giant banks — including JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America — failed to fulfill a crucial regulatory requirement that Congress introduced after the 2008 financial crisis to help make large financial institutions less of a threat to the wider economy, federal banking regulators said on Wednesday.

Congress demanded that big banks regularly provide regulators with careful plans for how they would enter bankruptcy in an orderly fashion. But the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation found that the plans of five banks were “not credible” or “would not would not facilitate ...

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