United States: Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 3rd, 2014

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructures, asset managers and corporates.

Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital

The Federal Reserve Board Proposes Enhanced Prudential Oversight for General Electric's Financial Arm

On November 25, 2014, the US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ("Federal Reserve Board") issued a proposed order to apply enhanced prudential standards to General Electric Capital Corporation ("GECC"), the financial arm of General Electric. The Financial Stability Oversight Council ("FSOC") has designated GECC as systemically important under Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The enhanced prudential standards would be similar to those standards applicable to large bank holding companies and would include requirements for risk-based capital, leverage, liquidity, stress testing and other prudential standards.

Certain additional standards specific to GECC's activities would also be applied, including restricting transactions between General Electric Corporation and GECC and independence requirements for the board of directors of GECC. There is a 60 day consultation period.

The Federal Reserve Board proposed order is available at:


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Issues Filing and Document Procedures for State Banks

On November 19, 2014, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") issued a Financial Institution Letter ("FIL") applicable to all state banks outlining documentation and filing procedures for state banks engaging, directly or indirectly, in investments and activities permissible for national banks.

The FDIC FIL is available at:


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Issues Guidance for Deposit Insurance

On November 20, 2014, the FDIC issued a FIL laying out guidance in the form of questions and answers for new banks preparing applications for deposit insurance. The guidance is applicable to institutions with $1 billion or less in consolidated assets and covers topics including, among other things, processing timelines, pre-filing meetings and initial capitalization.

The FDIC FIL is available at:


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Issues Final Rule Revising Capital Ratios

On November 25, 2014, the FDIC issued a final rule which will revise capital ratios and ratio thresholds to conform to the prompt corrective action capital ratio and ratio thresholds for used deposit insurance assessments. It will further revise assessment base calculations and require "highly complex" institutions to use Basel III standardized approaches for derivatives and securities financing transactions to measure counterparty exposure for deposit insurance assessment. The final rule will be effective on January 1, 2015, except for certain amendments to 12 C.F.R. ℘327.9 of certain assessment pricing methods, which will be effective on January 1, 2018.

The final rule is available at:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11- 26/pdf/FR-2014-11-26.pdf.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Issues Proposed Rule Amending Filing Requirements

On November 25, 2014, the FDIC issued a proposed rule to amend filing requirements and processing procedures for notices filed under the Change in Bank Control Act. The rule would, among others, consolidate requirements and adopt best practices of the Federal Reserve Board and the OCC. The rule, if finalized, will be effective January 25, 2015.

The proposed rule is available at:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11- 25/pdf/2014-27934.pdf.

Prudential Regulation Authority Proposes Revised LCR Regime

On November 28, 2014, the UK Prudential Regulation Authority ("PRA") launched a consultation on the UK liquidity coverage requirement ("LCR") framework. EU secondary legislation implementing LCR requirements across the EU will come into force by December 31, 2014 and will apply in the UK from October 1, 2015. The PRA is therefore proposing to: (i) revoke the current UK LCR rules; (ii) apply a transition to 100% LCR on January 1, 2018 by requiring 80% LCR from October 1, 2015 and 90% from January 1, 2017; (iii) continue existing add-ons not covered in the EU LCR regime as new Pillar 2 add-ons until each firm's next liquidity review; (iv) maintain the current reporting regime for two years following the introduction of the COREP liquidity returns in 2015; (v) require firms to ensure that their systems and processes enable them to report all COREP liquidity returns daily; (vi) extend the EU LCR rules to UK-designated investment firms; and (vii) require third country firms to provide liquidity information on a whole-firm basis. The proposals are relvant to UK banks, building societies and UK-designated investment firms as well as UK branches of EEA credit institutions and third country banks or designated investment firms. The consultation closes on February 27, 2015.

The consultation paper is available at:


To view the full newsletter please click here.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.

To print this article, all you need is to be registered on Mondaq.com.

Click to Login as an existing user or Register so you can print this article.

Similar Articles
Relevancy Powered by MondaqAI
In association with
Related Topics
Similar Articles
Relevancy Powered by MondaqAI
Related Articles
Related Video
Up-coming Events Search
Font Size:
Mondaq on Twitter
Register for Access and our Free Biweekly Alert for
This service is completely free. Access 250,000 archived articles from 100+ countries and get a personalised email twice a week covering developments (and yes, our lawyers like to think you’ve read our Disclaimer).
Email Address
Company Name
Confirm Password
Mondaq Topics -- Select your Interests
 Law Performance
 Law Practice
 Media & IT
 Real Estate
 Wealth Mgt
Asia Pacific
European Union
Latin America
Middle East
United States
Worldwide Updates
Registration (you must scroll down to set your data preferences)

Mondaq Ltd requires you to register and provide information that personally identifies you, including your content preferences, for three primary purposes (full details of Mondaq’s use of your personal data can be found in our Privacy and Cookies Notice):

  • To allow you to personalize the Mondaq websites you are visiting to show content ("Content") relevant to your interests.
  • To enable features such as password reminder, news alerts, email a colleague, and linking from Mondaq (and its affiliate sites) to your website.
  • To produce demographic feedback for our content providers ("Contributors") who contribute Content for free for your use.

Mondaq hopes that our registered users will support us in maintaining our free to view business model by consenting to our use of your personal data as described below.

Mondaq has a "free to view" business model. Our services are paid for by Contributors in exchange for Mondaq providing them with access to information about who accesses their content. Once personal data is transferred to our Contributors they become a data controller of this personal data. They use it to measure the response that their articles are receiving, as a form of market research. They may also use it to provide Mondaq users with information about their products and services.

Details of each Contributor to which your personal data will be transferred is clearly stated within the Content that you access. For full details of how this Contributor will use your personal data, you should review the Contributor’s own Privacy Notice.

Please indicate your preference below:

Yes, I am happy to support Mondaq in maintaining its free to view business model by agreeing to allow Mondaq to share my personal data with Contributors whose Content I access
No, I do not want Mondaq to share my personal data with Contributors

Also please let us know whether you are happy to receive communications promoting products and services offered by Mondaq:

Yes, I am happy to received promotional communications from Mondaq
No, please do not send me promotional communications from Mondaq
Terms & Conditions

Mondaq.com (the Website) is owned and managed by Mondaq Ltd (Mondaq). Mondaq grants you a non-exclusive, revocable licence to access the Website and associated services, such as the Mondaq News Alerts (Services), subject to and in consideration of your compliance with the following terms and conditions of use (Terms). Your use of the Website and/or Services constitutes your agreement to the Terms. Mondaq may terminate your use of the Website and Services if you are in breach of these Terms or if Mondaq decides to terminate the licence granted hereunder for any reason whatsoever.

Use of www.mondaq.com

To Use Mondaq.com you must be: eighteen (18) years old or over; legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and not in any way prohibited by the applicable law to enter into these Terms in the jurisdiction which you are currently located.

You may use the Website as an unregistered user, however, you are required to register as a user if you wish to read the full text of the Content or to receive the Services.

You may not modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, link, display, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part, except as expressly permitted in these Terms or with the prior written consent of Mondaq. You may not use electronic or other means to extract details or information from the Content. Nor shall you extract information about users or Contributors in order to offer them any services or products.

In your use of the Website and/or Services you shall: comply with all applicable laws, regulations, directives and legislations which apply to your Use of the Website and/or Services in whatever country you are physically located including without limitation any and all consumer law, export control laws and regulations; provide to us true, correct and accurate information and promptly inform us in the event that any information that you have provided to us changes or becomes inaccurate; notify Mondaq immediately of any circumstances where you have reason to believe that any Intellectual Property Rights or any other rights of any third party may have been infringed; co-operate with reasonable security or other checks or requests for information made by Mondaq from time to time; and at all times be fully liable for the breach of any of these Terms by a third party using your login details to access the Website and/or Services

however, you shall not: do anything likely to impair, interfere with or damage or cause harm or distress to any persons, or the network; do anything that will infringe any Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of Mondaq or any third party; or use the Website, Services and/or Content otherwise than in accordance with these Terms; use any trade marks or service marks of Mondaq or the Contributors, or do anything which may be seen to take unfair advantage of the reputation and goodwill of Mondaq or the Contributors, or the Website, Services and/or Content.

Mondaq reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take any action that it deems necessary and appropriate in the event it considers that there is a breach or threatened breach of the Terms.

Mondaq’s Rights and Obligations

Unless otherwise expressly set out to the contrary, nothing in these Terms shall serve to transfer from Mondaq to you, any Intellectual Property Rights owned by and/or licensed to Mondaq and all rights, title and interest in and to such Intellectual Property Rights will remain exclusively with Mondaq and/or its licensors.

Mondaq shall use its reasonable endeavours to make the Website and Services available to you at all times, but we cannot guarantee an uninterrupted and fault free service.

Mondaq reserves the right to make changes to the services and/or the Website or part thereof, from time to time, and we may add, remove, modify and/or vary any elements of features and functionalities of the Website or the services.

Mondaq also reserves the right from time to time to monitor your Use of the Website and/or services.


The Content is general information only. It is not intended to constitute legal advice or seek to be the complete and comprehensive statement of the law, nor is it intended to address your specific requirements or provide advice on which reliance should be placed. Mondaq and/or its Contributors and other suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the Content for any purpose. All Content provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Mondaq and/or its Contributors and other suppliers hereby exclude and disclaim all representations, warranties or guarantees with regard to the Content, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Mondaq expressly excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities arising out of or in connection with all Content. In no event shall Mondaq and/or its respective suppliers be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Content or performance of Mondaq’s Services.


Mondaq may alter or amend these Terms by amending them on the Website. By continuing to Use the Services and/or the Website after such amendment, you will be deemed to have accepted any amendment to these Terms.

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales to settle any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms. If you live outside the United Kingdom, English law shall apply only to the extent that English law shall not deprive you of any legal protection accorded in accordance with the law of the place where you are habitually resident ("Local Law"). In the event English law deprives you of any legal protection which is accorded to you under Local Law, then these terms shall be governed by Local Law and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts where you are habitually resident.

You may print and keep a copy of these Terms, which form the entire agreement between you and Mondaq and supersede any other communications or advertising in respect of the Service and/or the Website.

No delay in exercising or non-exercise by you and/or Mondaq of any of its rights under or in connection with these Terms shall operate as a waiver or release of each of your or Mondaq’s right. Rather, any such waiver or release must be specifically granted in writing signed by the party granting it.

If any part of these Terms is held unenforceable, that part shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to give effect to the intent of the parties, and the Terms shall continue in full force and effect.

Mondaq shall not incur any liability to you on account of any loss or damage resulting from any delay or failure to perform all or any part of these Terms if such delay or failure is caused, in whole or in part, by events, occurrences, or causes beyond the control of Mondaq. Such events, occurrences or causes will include, without limitation, acts of God, strikes, lockouts, server and network failure, riots, acts of war, earthquakes, fire and explosions.

By clicking Register you state you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions