Capital Adequacy: The Complex Credit Union Leverage Ratio; Risk-Based Capital

Title: Capital Adequacy: The Complex Credit Union Leverage Ratio; Risk-Based Capital
Subject: Capital adequacy
Agency: NCUA
Status:
Proposed rule
Summary:

The NCUA is seeking comment on a proposed rule that would provide a simplified measure of capital adequacy for federally insured, natural-person credit unions (credit unions) classified as complex (those with total assets greater than $500 million). Under the proposed rule, a complex credit union that maintains a minimum net worth ratio, and that meets other qualifying criteria, will be eligible to opt into the complex credit union leverage ratio (CCULR) framework. The minimum net worth ratio would initially be established at 9 percent on January 1, 2022, and be gradually increased to 10 percent by January 1, 2024. A complex credit union that opts into the CCULR framework would not be required to calculate a risk-based capital ratio under the Board’s October 29, 2015, risk-based capital final rule, as amended on October 18, 2018. A qualifying complex credit union that opts into the CCULR framework and that maintains the minimum net worth ratio would be considered well capitalized. The proposed rule would also make several amendments to update the NCUA’s October 29, 2015, risk-based capital final rule, including addressing asset securitizations issued by credit unions, clarifying the treatment of off-balance sheet exposures, deducting certain mortgage servicing assets from a complex credit union’s risk-based capital numerator, updating several derivative-related definitions, and clarifying the definition of a consumer loan.

FR Doc: 2021-15965
Date proposed: July 22, 2021
Comments due date: Oct. 15, 2021
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