Comments on: Financial strains show first sign of easing Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bull Run Tue, 17 Feb 2009 16:57:52 +0000 It’s true US banks are holding more than their required reserves, but US banking reserves requirements are extremely low by most standards. Canadian Bank reserve requirements are 3 times higher than US banking requirements, and Canadian Chartered Banks are holding higher reserves than required. One of the reasons US banks fail everytime there is a recession, while No Chartered Bank has failed even in the 1930’s.