- Supplements the "Final Rule on Capital Requirements for Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Programs" issued on July 28, 2004 (see FIL-87-2004).
- Provides clarification on the application of the asset quality test for determining the eligibility or ineligibility of an ABCP liquidity facility and the resulting risk-based capital treatment for banks that provide liquidity facilities.
- Provides the agencies' determination of the forms of credit enhancements that are acceptable for mitigating credit risk that would otherwise be assumed by a liquidity facility for purposes of satisfying the asset quality test.
- Allows banks that meet the criteria set forth in the final rule or in this guidance to continue to apply a credit conversion factor of 10 percent for short-term liquidity facilities and 50 percent for long-term liquidity facilities. Banks that fail to meet either the criteria set forth in the final rule or in this guidance will be required to apply a 100 percent credit conversion factor on the liquidity facility starting with the reporting period ending September 30, 2005.
- Generally applies to large banks that provide liquidity facilities to ABCP programs.
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Interagency Guidance on the Eligibility of Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Liquidity Facilities and the Resulting Risk-Based Capital Treatment
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