US Bancorp could trim liquidity buffer by $15bn

Minneapolis-based lender US Bancorp could shrink its liquidity buffer by up to $15 billion following the easing of post-crisis rules by the Federal Reserve.

The reforms relax the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) for most banks under $700 billion in size, meaning in future they will be required to hold enough easy-to-sell assets to cover 85% of projected net cash outflows over a 30-day period, rather than 100%.

As of Q2, US Bancorp's amount of eligible high-quality liquid assets (HQLA) for the

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