NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases commentary on news that federal bank regulatory agencies finalized on October 29 the Community Bank Leverage Ratio (CBLR), which was proposed in late 2018.
The new rule allows qualifying community banks to keep their “well-capitalized” status by reporting a single capital ratio instead of the current four ratios required under regulatory capital compliance.
KBRA believes the rule on CBLR reporting will be modestly beneficial for community banks given the reduced compliance burden, but does not materially alter the fundamental creditworthiness of the industry.
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