FDIC Final Rule on Regulatory Capital

On December 16, the FDIC finalized the regulatory capital rule related to FAS 166 and 167 which provides for: (i) an optional delay and phase-in for up to one year of the effect on risk-based capital and the allowance for lease and loan losses related to the assets that must be consolidated as a result of the accounting change and (ii) an elimination of the risk-based capital exemption for ABCP assets. FDIC Release.