May 29, 2007
Final rule to implement section 601 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006, Regulation O
For immediate release
The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the approval of a final rule that would implement section 601 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006, which eliminated several statutory reporting and disclosure requirements relating to insider lending by insured depository institutions. The Board proposed and supported eliminating these statutory reporting and disclosure provisions because the federal banking agencies have not found them particularly useful in monitoring insider lending or preventing insider abuse.
The final rule amends the Board's Regulation O (12 CFR part 215) to reflect the elimination of these reporting and disclosure requirements. Regulation O implements statutory restrictions on the ability of insured depository institutions to extend credit to their executive officers, directors, principal shareholders, and to related interests of such persons ("insiders"). The final rule does not alter the substantive restrictions on loans by insured depository institutions to their insiders or to insiders of their correspondent banks.
The Board's notice is attached.