The Federal Reserve Board's yearly stress-test exercise will be broadened next year to include 11 more bank holding companies.

All of the firms joining the original 18 have undergone a stress test by the Fed over the past two years, known as the Capital Plan Review, or CapPR.

"This year will capture everyone that was part of the CapPR," said John Moran, a bank analyst for Macquarie Research, of the upcoming March exam.

"Additional scrutiny from the regulators comes with the territory of having $50 billion or more of assets. All institutions that meet that threshold will also have to undergo a separate stress test exercise required under the Dodd-Frank Act and they must meet a slew of additional regulatory requirements, including adhering to Basel III standards and submitting drafts of living wills," writes American Banker's Donna Borak.

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