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Banks Ramp Up Payouts, Testing Boundaries Of What Regulators Will Tolerate

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Published on June 29, 2019 - Duration: 00:39s

Banks Ramp Up Payouts, Testing Boundaries Of What Regulators Will Tolerate

According to a report by Reuters, an annual stress test of banks introduced by US regulators after the 2007 to 2009 financial crisis to prevent taxpayer bailouts has become a fight over how quickly lenders can return capital to shareholders.

Boosted by a buoyant US economy, tax cuts and record profits, the country's largest banks are ramping up payouts to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks.

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Banks Ramp Up Payouts, Testing Boundaries Of What Regulators Will Tolerate

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