foreign banks

Fed Final Rule on Supervision and Regulation of Bank Holding Companies and Foreign Banks

On February 18, the Fed issued a final rule which establishes enhanced supervision standards for large U.S. bank holding companies and foreign banking organizations, as required by the Dodd-Frank Act.  The final rule will be effective for U.S. entities on January 1, 2015, and for foreign entities in either 2016 or 2018, depending on the type of entity.  Fed Release.   Fed Final Rule.

Fed Proposed Rules on U.S. Operations of Foreign Banks

On December 14, 2012, the Fed proposed rules on the oversight of U.S. operations of foreign banks.  The proposed rules would require foreign banking organizations with a significant U.S. presence to create an intermediate holding company over their U.S. subsidiaries, which would help facilitate consistent and enhanced supervision and regulation of the U.S. operations of these foreign banks. Foreign banks would also be required to maintain stronger capital and liquidity positions in the U.S.  Fed Release.