The FDIC has consolidated a number of resources relating to Regulatory Capital. This webpage will allow users to:
- Review the regulatory capital rules that govern the capital adequacy of FDIC-supervised depository institutions.
- Browse recent news and press releases, financial institution letters, notices of proposed rulemaking, final rules, and related documents from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
On December 18, 2018, staff of the Federal banking agencies hosted a national banker teleconference to discuss the Community Bank Leverage Ratio (CBLR). See below for materials.
On November 20, 2018, the FDIC, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System issued a proposal that would establish risk-based categories for determining applicability of requirements under the regulatory capital rules, the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) rule, and the proposed net stable funding ratio (NSFR) rule for large U.S. banking organizations. The categories would not apply to banking organizations with total consolidated assets less than $100 billion. The comment period would end on January 22, 2019.
- Parts 324 & 329: Proposed Changes to Applicability Thresholds for Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Requirements NPR
On November 20, 2018, the FDIC Board of Directors approved an interagency Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) that would introduce an optional simplified measure of capital adequacy for qualifying community banking organizations in Part 324, in accordance with Section 201 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.
- Regulatory Capital Rule: Capital Simplification for Qualifying Community Banking Organizations
On September 17, 2018, the FDIC Board of Directors approved an interagency Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) that would revise the definition of an HVCRE exposure in Part 324, in accordance with Section 214 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, and provide interpretations for certain aspects of the revised HCVRE exposure definition.
- Part 324: Regulatory Capital Treatment for High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) Exposures NPR - PDF
On May 15, 2018, staff of the Federal banking agencies hosted a national banker teleconference to discuss the Implementation and Transition of the Current Expected Credit Losses Methodology for Allowances and Related Adjustments to the Regulatory Capital Rules and Conforming Amendments to Other Regulations (CECL Transition NPR). See below for materials.
- Presentation Slides - PDF
- Teleconferencing Recording - Video (Approximate run time: 1 hour, 22 minutes)
On April 17, 2018, the FDIC Board of Directors approved a proposed rulemaking to amend the capital rule in response to forthcoming changes to U.S. GAAP set forth in Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-13, Topic 326, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (ASU 2016-13). ASU 2016-13 introduces the current expected credit losses methodology (CECL).
- Part 324: CECL Transitions NPR - PDF
- FIL-20-2018 - PDF
- CECL Transition NPR Estimation Tool (19mb) - Excel
On November 21, 2017, the FDIC Board of Directors approved a Final Rule to extend the existing provisions for certain banking organizations for a targeted set of items: mortgage servicing assets, certain deferred tax assets, investments in the capital instruments of unconsolidated financial institutions, and minority interest.
- Part 324: Regulatory Capital Rules: Retention of Certain Existing Transition Provisions for Banking Organizations That Are Not Subject to the Advanced Approaches Capital Rules - PDF
On October 12, 2017, staff of the Federal banking agencies hosted a national banker teleconference to discuss the Proposed Simplifications to the Capital Rule Pursuant to the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996. See below for materials:
On September 27, 2017, the FDIC Board of Directors approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would simplify aspects of the generally applicable capital rules related to the treatment of acquisition, development or construction (ADC) loans, items subject to threshold deduction, and minority interests includable in regulatory capital, and would make a number of technical corrections.
The FDIC has created the below resources to help explain the proposal.
- Regulatory Capital Rule: Simplification to the Capital Rule Pursuant to the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 – PDF
- Community Bank Summary - PDF
- Capital Simplification NPR Estimator Tool (23mb) - Excel
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Excel Help - The Capital Simplification NPR estimator tool is supported by Microsoft® Excel 2010 and later versions. On October 10, 2017, Microsoft® will no longer support Excel 2007 or older versions and it is the FDIC’s expectation that banks will not be using unsupported versions of the product.
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