Post-CCAR share buybacks up 30% for US G-Sibs

Stock buybacks planned by the eight US global systemically important banks (G-Sibs) following the latest stress test results amount to $125.5 billion in total, up from $96.7 billion in 2018.

The Federal Reserve authorises banks’ planned buybacks if they clear the annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR). Each US G-Sib passed the tests this year.

Bank of America has the largest buyback allocation of the eight, of $37 billion – up 79.6% on 2018 and a whopping 208.3% higher than

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