Comments due on proposed risk-tiered requirements for large banks
The Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have invited public comment on a jointly-developed framework that would more closely match the regulations for large banking organizations with their risk profiles. The changes would reduce compliance requirements for firms with less risk while maintaining more stringent requirements for firms with more risk. The framework establishes four categories of standards for large banking organizations--those with more than $100 billion in total consolidated assets. The changes would significantly reduce regulatory compliance requirements for firms in the lowest risk category, modestly reduce requirements for firms in the next lowest risk category, and largely keep existing requirements in place for the largest and most complex firms in the highest risk categories. Comments on the proposal will be accepted through January 22, 2019.