Bank Regulator: Replace Ratings

OCC suggests banks use other measures of creditworthiness.

U.S. banking regulators proposed a rule required by the Dodd-Frank Act that would strip credit- ratings references from quality standards used in evaluating investment portfolios.

Under the proposal released today by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, banks would have to seek alternative measures of creditworthiness in investment securities, securities offerings, and foreign bank capital equivalency deposits. The agency said in a statement that it would take public comments on the proposal for the next 30 days.

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