May 14, 2012
Agencies clarify supervisory expectations for stress testing by community banks
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
For immediate release
Three federal banking agencies Monday issued a joint statement to clarify expectations for stress testing by community banks--banks, savings associations, and bank and savings and loan holding companies with $10 billion or less in total assets. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency clarified that community banks are not required or expected to conduct the types of stress testing required of larger organizations.