Interest Rate Restrictions on Institutions That Are Less Than Well Capitalized

Interest Rate Restrictions on Institutions That Are Less Than Well Capitalized
Subject: Interest rate caps
Agency: FDIC
Status: Proposed rule
The FDIC is seeking comment on proposed revisions to its regulations relating to interest rate restrictions that apply to less than well capitalized insured depository institutions. Under the proposed rule, the FDIC would amend the methodology for calculating the national rate and national rate cap for specific deposit products. The national rate would be the weighted average of rates paid by all insured depository institutions on a given deposit product, for which data are available, where the weights are each institution’s market share of domestic deposits. The national rate cap for particular products would be set at the higher of the 95th percentile of rates paid by insured depository institutions weighted by each institution’s share of total domestic deposits, or the proposed national rate plus 75 basis points. The proposed rule would also greatly simplify the current local rate cap calculation and process by allowing less than well capitalized institutions to offer up to 90 percent of the highest rate paid on a particular deposit product in the institution’s local market area. Update: The FDIC published a supplemental notice in the Oct. 9 Federal Register, providing a revised regulatory flexibility analysis and inviting comments.
FR Doc: 2019-18360

2019-21324 (revised regulatory flexibility analysis)

Date proposed: Aug. 20, 2019
Comments due date:

Nov. 4, 2019 for the proposed rule; Nov. 8 for the updated regulatory flexibility analysis

Final rule effective date:
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