Essential to the U.S. Economy
Large, diversified U.S. financial institutions make unique and vital contributions to the American economy.
In the real-life stress test of the pandemic, the largest banks have been resilient and increased lending to people and small businesses to move the country forward. This strength has allowed us to support businesses, households, and communities with $9.3 trillion in credit (an increase of $1.33 trillion since the beginning of the pandemic) and fund states and localities to build and upgrade vital infrastructure, like hospitals, schools, roads, and bridges.
We promote savings and investment through lending. Forum members hold $4.73 trillion in loans, accounting for 39 percent of total lending by banks to businesses and households. Forum members provide nearly half of all consumer loans by banks in the United States. Consumer lending supports loans for a variety of household needs, such as the purchase of a new car or furnishing a new home.
in loans - 39% of U.S. lending to businesses and households.
U.S. Consumer Lending
Forum Member Amount of Outstanding Business Loans Less Than $100,000
Our underwriting activities foster deep and liquid capital markets and support corporate investment in America. We underwrite nearly three-quarters of debt and equity transactions–such as initial public offerings–among large institutions in the United States, providing a critical service that that other U.S. institutions cannot offer.
invested in municipal securities that fund projects like hospitals, roads, bridges and schools.
Underwriting Four-Quarter Average for Periods Ending Q3 2022 and Q3 2023
Forum Member Municipal Security Holdings
Our institutions help foster deep and liquid capital markets, ensuring the U.S. government and private institutions are able to effectively finance public spending and investments in the real economy.
of Common Equity Tier 1 capital.
Forum Member Common Equity Tier 1 Capital
Forum Member Stress Test Losses to Tier 1 Capital
In addition to significant annual increases in capital and liquidity levels, several post-crisis regulatory and supervisory reforms have greatly increased the safety and resilience of the U.S. financial system. These include enhanced supervision at member institutions, improved resolvability, and new requirements to issue long-term debt, among others.
Forum Member Unique Subsidiaries
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