Daily News: March 23, 2018

Fitch: Bank Ratings Won’t Be Affected by Dodd-Frank Changes in Short Term


According to a Fitch Ratings report, small to mid-size banks should not experience any ratings issues in the short term following the passage of legislation lessening the burden of financial regulations.

However, Fitch also said that “negative credit-profile implications” are possible in the long term.

With a systemically important financial institution now considered to be at $250 billion rather than $50 billion, the number of banks under more intense regulatory scrutiny has shrunk, Fitch said.