Update: BofA refutes FT report, says not raising capital: Market Mover Monday: red-headed stepchildren of Stress Tests try to raise capital and save themselves from Government….goin’ down…
Update: 8:57am EST: CNBC Becky Quick live now talking to Buffett reporting BofA issued statement denying FT report that they are raising 10b in capital…..the fact that the banks are fighting it out with Team TOTUS bean-counters IN THE MEDIA is frightening..yeah I sold in May baby and I would go away could I afford a vacation in this economy, HA!!!
Here they come, walking down the street, they get the funniest looks from the Treasury agents they meet..
Hey Hey they’re the Zombies, people say their capital’s down…
yada yada…they managed to get everyone but JPMC under their thumb here, they nabbed Wells Fargo and PNC too….
Bank of America is working on plans to raise more than $10 billion in fresh capital, even as it and Citigroup launch last-ditch attempts to convince the U.S. government they do not need to bolster their balance sheets, the Financial Times reported.
Citing people close to the situation, the paper said that Citi, Bank of America and at least two other lenders will on Monday attempt to convince the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve that the findings of “stress tests” into their financial health were too pessimistic.
Bank of America, which has had $45 billion in government aid, was found to need well in excess of $10 billion, the Financial Times reported on its website on Sunday, citing sources.
Regional lenders Wells Fargo and PNC Financial were also among the banks that would need to raise more capital unless they could persuade the authorities their findings were wrong, the paper reported, citing people close to the situation.
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