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Final rule on treatment of HVCRE
The Federal Reserve, FDIC, and OCC have finalized a rule to modify the treatment of high volatility commercial real estate (HVCRE) exposures as required by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. The final rule clarifies certain terms contained in the HVCRE exposure definition, generally consistent with their usage in the Call Report instructions. The rule also clarifies the treatment of credit facilities that finance one- to four-family residential properties and the development of land, which is substantially similar to the proposal issued in July. Additionally, in response to comments on that proposal, the final rule provides banking organizations with the option to maintain their current capital treatment for acquisition, development, or construction loans originated between January 1, 2015, and the effective date of the final rule, April 1, 2020.
The rule affects OCC regulations at 12 CFR part 3, Federal Reserve Regulation Q (12 CFR part 217) and FDIC regulations at 12 CFR part 324.