Agencies Finalize Rule to Reduce the Impact of Large Bank Failures


On October 20, the federal bank regulatory agencies finalized a rule to limit the impact of the failure of large banking organizations. The final rule requires a more stringent regulatory capital treatment for holdings of total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) debt, which is issued by U.S. global systemically important bank holding companies (GSIBs). This is intended to discourage large banking organizations from purchasing such debt and reduce the interconnectedness between large banking organizations. The final rule is effective on April 1, 2021. Release.