Bank Stress Test

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Definition: Bank Stress Test

Bank Stress Test

Full Definition of Bank Stress Test

A test developed by federal banking regulators in 2009 to assess the ability of 19 large banks to withstand prolonged weakness in the U.S. economy. The purpose of the tests was to determine if the banks had enough capital to cope with continued high unemployment, low housing prices, and a high number of foreclosures. Ten of the 19 banks tested were told they needed to raise additional capital.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Bank Stress Test are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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