Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the Reports of Deposits (FR 2900, FR 2915; OMB No. 7100-0087). The revisions to the weekly collection of the FR 2900 are effective for the report as-of-date April 12, 2021. The revisions to the FR 2915 are applicable for the report as-of-date June 21, 2021. The quarterly collection of the FR 2900 and the FR 2910a are discontinued as of January 1, 2021. The final quarterly submission of the FR 2900 is for the as-of-date December 21, 2020, while the last FR 2910a was submitted on June 30, 2020. The FR 2930 is also being discontinued, effective January 31, 2021; the last filing of this report is for January 14, 2021.
Guidance for Resolution Plan Submissions of Certain Foreign-Based Covered Companies
The Board and the FDIC (together, the agencies) are adopting this final guidance for the 2021 and subsequent resolution plan submissions by certain foreign banking organizations (FBOs). The final guidance is meant to assist these firms in developing their resolution plans, which are required to be submitted pursuant to Section 165(d) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd- Frank Act). The final guidance reflects a number of changes to the proposal in response to comments received by the agencies and further analysis by the agencies. The scope of application of the final guidance is FBOs that are Category II firms according to their combined U.S. operations under the Board's tailoring ruleand are required to have a U.S. intermediate holding company (IHC) under the Board's Regulation YY (the Specified FBOs) as published in 84 FR 59032 (November 1, 2019). In addition to the three firms(Barclays PLC, Credit Suisse Group AG, and Deutsche Bank AG (the Proposed FBOs) that would have been within the scope of application under the methodology utilized in the proposal, one additional firm, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), is within the scope for application of the final guidance at the time of its issuance. Consequently, MUFG will have a transition period to consider the application of the final guidance to its resolution plan submission, as further described below. The final guidance describes the agencies' expectations regarding a number of key vulnerabilities in plans for an orderly resolution under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (i.e., capital, liquidity, governance mechanisms, operational, branches, legal entity rationalization, and derivatives and trading activities). The final guidance modifies and clarifies certain aspects of the proposed guidance based on the agencies' consideration of comments to the proposal, additional analysis, and further assessment of the business and risk profiles of the U.S. operations of large and complex FBOs.