The TAG Program provides for an unlimited FDIC guarantee for deposits in qualifying noninterest-bearing transaction accounts maintained at insured depository institutions (IDIs) participating in the TAG program. The FDIC has proposed two alternatives in the attached NPR to provide for an orderly phase-out of the TAG Program.
The first proposed alternative would result in no change to the FDIC's current regulation. Under this alternative, the FDIC's guarantee for deposits held in qualifying noninterest-bearing transaction accounts would expire on December 31, 2009. There would be no increase in fees for this coverage.
The second proposed alternative would extend the TAG Program until June 30, 2010, with an increase in annual fees from 10 basis points to 25 basis points during the proposed extension period.
The second proposed alternative also would provide IDIs participating in the TAG Program with a one-time opportunity to opt out of the extended TAG Program on or before October 31, 2009.
IDIs that choose not to continue in the TAG Program would be required to notify their customers that, beginning on January 1, 2010, deposits in qualifying noninterest-bearing transaction accounts would not be covered by the FDIC beyond standard deposit insurance limits. IDIs that remain in the TAG Program might need to modify their disclosures to alert depositors of the extended expiration date of the TAG Program.
All FDIC-insured Institutions
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Potential Extension of the Transaction Account Guarantee Program - PDF (PDF Help)
Joseph Fellerman, Senior Program Analyst, Division of Insurance and Research, (202) 898-6591; or A. Ann Johnson, Counsel, Legal Division, (202) 898-3573
FIL-34-2009 - PDF (PDF Help)
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