Among this week's editors' picks: a piece on the Senate's proposal to remove stress testing for most banks above the $10 billion threshold; a feature on the state of deposit betas; and a data dispatch on corporate cash.
Revenue recognition change could be a 'fire drill' for banks
Banks that may not have realized some business lines fall within the new revenue recognition standard could be unprepared when the standard goes into effect in 2018, accountants say.
Senate proposes removing company-run stress tests for 88% of banks above $10B
Some banks, however, may opt to continue stress testing as an internal modeling tool even if Congress approves the proposal to remove stress testing for most banks above the $10 billion threshold.
Rising deposit betas reveal US banks with stable funding
Funding costs at the largest U.S. banks are beginning to diverge significantly, setting the stage for long-awaited increases in deposit rates across the industry in 2018.
Corporate cash hits all-time high as tax reform could trigger repatriation rush
Cash and cash equivalents held by S&P 500 companies, excluding industries that commonly hold high reserves, hit $1.58 trillion in the third quarter — a 3% linked-quarter increase and a new all-time high.
Banks trading at the lowest price-to-adjusted TBV in November
The median price-to-adjusted tangible book value for the U.S. banking industry was at 202.2% on Nov. 30.