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Joint Release
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Office of Thrift Supervision

For Immediate Release
April 30, 2010

Federal Financial Regulatory Agencies Issue Final Guidance on Correspondent Concentration Risks

The federal financial regulatory agencies issued final guidance today to address the risks associated with funding and credit concentrations arising from correspondent relationships.

A correspondent relationship occurs when a financial organization provides another financial organization with services related to deposits, lending, or other activities.

The guidance highlights the need for institutions to identify, monitor, and manage correspondent concentration risk on a standalone and organization-wide basis. The guidance also reinforces the supervisory view that financial institutions should perform appropriate due diligence on all credit exposures to, and funding transactions with, other financial institutions as part of their risk management policies and procedures. The guidance does not supplant or amend applicable regulations such as Limitations on Interbank Liabilities (Regulation F).

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Attachment:
Federal Register Notice for Correspondent Concentration Risks Guidance - PDF (PDF Help)

Media Contacts:

Federal ReserveBarbara Hagenbaugh(202) 452-2955
FDICGreg Hernandez(202) 898-6984
OCCKevin Mukri(202) 874-5770
OTSWilliam Ruberry (202) 906-6677

FDIC-PR-93-2010


Last Updated 4/30/2010 communications@fdic.gov