Foreign banks with US branches pan Fed's idea of applying liquidity standards

17 July 2019 9:35pm
The US Federal Reserve’s preliminary plan for extending liquidity rules to foreign banks’ US branches would likely increase global fragmentation and create overlapping regulation, according to European, Japanese and Canadian banking groups.

“This is not necessary, as those branches are legally part of the home legal entity and covered by the home jurisdiction’s liquidity regulations as well as [US] oversight,” the groups said in a recent letter.

The European Banking Federation, Japanese Bankers Association and Canadian Bankers Association said that if other jurisdictions adopted similar restrictions, “all capital and liquidity would become ring-fenced and fragmented along geographic lines.”