Revisions to the Reports of Condition and Income (Call Reports) for 1995
The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the
Comptroller of the Currency plan to implement several changes to the Reports of Condition and
Income (Call Report) that were approved by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination
Council (Examination Council) in 1994. The Examination Council provided advance notice of
these changes in Financial Institutions Letter FIL-69-94, dated November 1, 1994. These changes
will take effect as of March 31, 1995, pending approval by the U.S. Office of Management and
The reporting changes for March 31, 1995, include deletions of items such as the amount of total
risk-based capital and average loans to states and political subdivisions, and a reduced level of
detail on restructured loans and leases. Call Report disclosures about a bank's off-balance-sheet
derivatives activities are being expanded and a limited number of new items are being added for
certain types of securities and for other information of a specialized nature. The attached
document contains detailed instructions for these new or revised Call Report items along with
other revised instructions for the March 31, 1995, report date.
As banks were previously advised, Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 114,
"Accounting by Creditors for Impairment of a Loan" (FASB 114), as recently amended, is
effective for Call Report purposes for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 1994. While
FASB 114 provides methods for estimating a portion of the allowance for loan and lease losses,
bank management is responsible for ensuring that the overall allowance for loan and lease losses
is adequate to cover all estimated credit losses in the loan portfolio. Examiners will primarily
focus their analysis on the adequacy of the overall allowance. In addition, banks should note that
the Examination Council has decided that, for risk-based capital purposes, allowances for credit
losses on impaired loans that are established under FASB 114 are considered general in nature and
can be included in Tier 2 capital as part of the allowance for loan and lease losses, subject to
existing limits. Additional information about FASB 114 is presented in the attached document.
Institutions also are encouraged to consult with their outside accountants for assistance in
implementing FASB 114 for regulatory reporting purposes.
The Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 (Riegle Act)
addresses the regulatory capital treatment of transfers of all types of assets with a low level of
recourse and transfers of small business obligations with any level of recourse. The banking
agencies have issued and are developing regulations required to implement these provisions of the
Riegle Act. Further guidance on instructional changes and any new Call Report items for
transactions covered by these regulations will be forthcoming.
Finally, banks are reminded that the information in the Call Report about loans to small businesses
and small farms, which is required by Section 122 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Improvement Act of 1991, will next be collected as of June 30, 1995. Collecting this Call Report
information annually as of December 31 is under consideration as part of the banking agencies'
proposed amendments to their Community Reinvestment Act regulations. Banks will be notified
if this information will be collected as of that date.
For more information or assistance, national banks and FDIC-supervised commercial and savings
banks may contact the FDIC's Call Reports Analysis Unit in Washington, D.C., toll-free on
1-800-688-FDIC (3342) or 202-898-6607. Assistance is provided Monday through Friday
between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. State member banks may contact their district
Federal Reserve Bank.