In advance of reporting deadline, CBLR subject of Feb. 25 webinar

The optional community bank leverage ratio (CBLR) capital framework for qualifying institutions – which takes effect beginning with March 31 call reports – is the subject of a Feb. 25 webinar sponsored by the federal bank deposit insurer.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) said Monday that the 90-minute session (from 2-3:30 p.m. ET) is intended to address the new framework before the completion of the first reporting period of the year for insured banks and savings associations.

As adopted by the FDIC Board in September, a community banking organization may qualify for the CBLR framework if it has a tier 1 leverage ratio of greater than 9%, less than $10 billion in total consolidated assets, and limited amounts of off-balance-sheet exposures and trading assets and liabilities. “Advanced approaches” institutions may not qualify for the CBLR.

There is no charge for the Feb. 25 webinar, which will include a question-and-answer period for those participating.

Banker Webinar: Community Bank Leverage Ratio Framework