Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation February 5, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Industrial Bank Subsidiaries of Financial Companies
Document Number: E7-1854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC is publishing for comment proposed rules that would impose certain conditions and requirements on each deposit insurance application approval and non-objection to a change in control notice that would result in an insured industrial loan company or industrial bank (collectively ``industrial bank'' or ``ILC'') \1\ becoming, after the effective date of any final rules, a subsidiary \2\ of a company that is engaged solely in financial activities and that is not subject to consolidated bank supervision by the Federal Reserve Board or the Office of Thrift Supervision (``Federal Consolidated Bank Supervision''). The proposed rules would also require that before any industrial bank may become a subsidiary of a company that is engaged solely in financial activities and that is not subject to Federal Consolidated Bank Supervision (a ``Non-FCBS Financial Company''), such company and the industrial bank must enter into one or more written agreements with the FDIC. Simultaneously with the proposed rules, the FDIC is publishing a Notice to extend for one year its moratorium for applications for deposit insurance and change in control notices for industrial banks that will become subsidiaries of companies engaged in non-financial activities (``commercial companies'').\3\ By this action, however, the FDIC is not expressing any conclusion about the propriety of ownership or control of industrial banks by commercial companies. The FDIC has determined that it is appropriate to provide additional time for review of such ownership and the related issues by the FDIC and by Congress.
Moratorium on Certain Industrial Bank Applications and Notices
Document Number: E7-1853
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces a one-year extension of the termination date of the FDIC's existing moratorium on industrial loan companies and industrial banks \1\ (collectively, ``industrial banks'') for deposit insurance applications and change in control notices with respect to certain industrial banks. The extended moratorium only applies to applications for deposit insurance and change in control notices with respect to industrial banks that will become subsidiaries of companies engaged in non-financial activities \2\ (``commercial activities'').