Large Bank Stress Tests

FDIC, Fed, and OCC Rules for Large Bank Stress Tests

On October 9, the FDIC, Fed, and OCC published final rules, required by section 165(i) of the Dodd-Frank Act, for annual company-run stress testing by covered institutions with total consolidated assets greater than $10 billion.  The final rule requires institutions with assets greater than $50 billion to begin annual stress testing this year.  The rule delays implementation for covered institutions with total consolidated assets between $10 billion and $50 billion until October 2013.  The FDIC also approved a final rule that refines the deposit insurance assessment system for insured depository institutions with more than $10 billion in assets. The final rule amends the definitions used to identify concentrations in higher-risk assets to better reflect the risk posed to institutions and the FDIC.  FDIC Release.  Fed Release.  OCC Release.