|06 April, 2020

Federal Reserve lowers community bank leverage ratio

The rule easing was ordered as part of a broad economic relief package approved by Congress in March.

WASHINGTON- The Federal Reserve announced Monday it was lowering the community bank leverage ratio to 8%, which would gradually rise back to 9% by 2022.

The rule easing was ordered as part of a broad economic relief package approved by Congress in March. Under the new rules, the leverage cap will lower in the second quarter of 2020, rise to 8.5% in 2021, and return to its previous 9% level at the beginning of 2022.

(Reporting by Pete Schroeder; Editing by Alison Williams) ((Pete.Schroeder@thomsonreuters.com; 202-310-5485;))

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