Federal regulators issued proposed guidance to help mid-tier banks comply with stress test requirements this October.
The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued ruled under the Dodd-Frank Act ordering banks with at least $10 billion in assets to conduct company-run stress tests.
Under the proposed guidance released by the three bank regulators, banks with between $10 and $50 billion in assets would evaluate their performance under three possible scenarios, normal, adverse and severely adverse. All banks subject to the rules must public some of their results.
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