Europe’s banks fret over US stress tests

The Federal Reserve's foreign bank stress tests could expose weak capital planning at European banks – and set up a showdown with the EU authorities

Falling short? Fed has raised the bar for large and complex banks with more than $250bn in US assets

Imagine meeting the qualifying time for the New York City marathon on European soil, only to be told you must qualify again in the US under tougher conditions before you can compete. In essence, that's what 13 large global banks will be asked to do when the US Federal Reserve begins stress testing the capital planning of foreign banking organisations (FBOs) in 2017.

The Fed's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) is widely acknowledged as the toughest stress test of any major

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here