FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Jelena McWilliams today sent a letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) urging a delay in transitions to and exclusions from certain accounting rules, including:
"Today we are confronting new and uncertain challenges in view of the worldwide pandemic," Chairman McWilliams wrote. "The nation's banking industry is responding to rapidly evolving business conditions that are unprecedented in our history. To support the industry's efforts to focus on their employees and customers, I encourage FASB to take these much needed actions to allow banks to help their communities at this time of need."
Read the full letter here.