Should Zions Bancorporation Really Be Tested?

Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION  ) was the only bank to fail the recent bank stress tests administered by the Federal Reserve. It was also the smallest bank. Should small bank even be subjected to the process?

In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer debate the effectiveness of the tests and why it's a good idea to include Zions and company.

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  • Report this Comment On March 27, 2014, at 11:50 AM, LandBaronDC wrote:

    If you are referring to the most recent stress test results that came out yesterday, your blurb ahead of the video is incorrect in the first sentence.

    ZION was one five banks to fail, with the others being CITI, HSBC North America Holdings, RBS Citizens Financial Group and Santander Holdings USA.

  • Report this Comment On March 27, 2014, at 11:59 AM, JohnMaxfield37 wrote:

    LandBaronDC,

    They're referring to the Dodd-Frank Stress Tests from last week.

    The five banks you identified had their capital plans rejected as a part of this week's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review.

    A bit confusing, I know, but the blurb is indeed accurate.

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