The FRB and the CFPB today announced they are increasing the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) for exempt consumer credit and lease transactions. Transactions at or below the thresholds are subject to the protections of the regulations.
The federal bank regulatory agencies today released an estimation tool to help community banks understand the potential effects of the recently revised regulatory capital framework on their capital ratios. The revised framework implements the Basel III regulatory capital reforms and certain changes required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
On Monday, June 13, 2011, the Federal Reserve Board issued an interim final rule allowing small bank holding companies organized as S corporations to exclude debt issued to Treasury under the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) from the definition of “debt” under the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement. In effect, SBLF debt will not be included in the debt-to-equity calculation applicable to small bank holding companies.