Thresholds Increase for the Major Assets Prohibition of the Depository Institution Management Interlocks Act Rules

Title: Thresholds Increase for the Major Assets Prohibition of the Depository Institution Management Interlocks Act Rules
Subject: Interlocks
Agency: FDIC, Federal Reserve, OCC
Status: Proposed rule
Summary: The OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (collectively, the agencies) are inviting comment on a proposed rule that would increase the major assets prohibition thresholds for management interlocks in the agencies’ rules implementing the Depository Institution Management Interlocks Act (DIMIA). The DIMIA major assets prohibition prohibits a management official of a depository organization with total assets exceeding $2.5 billion (or any affiliate of such an organization) from serving at the same time as a management official of an unaffiliated depository organization with total assets exceeding $1.5 billion (or any affiliate of such an organization). DIMIA provides that the agencies may adjust, by regulation, the major assets prohibition thresholds in order to allow for inflation or market changes. The agencies propose to raise the major assets prohibition thresholds to $10 billion to account for changes in the United States banking market since the current thresholds were established in 1996. The agencies also propose three alternative approaches for increasing the thresholds based on market changes or inflation. Increasing the major assets prohibition thresholds would relieve certain depository organizations below the adjusted thresholds from having to ask the agencies for an exemption from the major assets prohibition. The agencies do not expect the proposal to materially increase anticompetitive risk.
FR Doc: 2018-28038
Date proposed: January 31, 2019
Comments due date: April 1, 2019
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Agencies to propose asset threshold increase to $10 billion on management interlocks prohibition

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