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Banking Regulation

After the financial crisis, Congress and regulators put in place rules designed to make the banking system safer. Here’s where they stand now—and how President-elect Trump and a Republican Congress might change them.


Capital requirements

Banks around the world are required to hold more capital—that is, less of their business can be funded with money they borrow. Banks with more capital are less likely to go under.

Small banks

Many of the stricter standards put in place by the Dodd-Frank Act cover big and small banks alike.


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