Client Alert

Agencies Propose Simplification of Capital Rules for Community Banks

03 Dec 2018

On November 21, 2018, the federal banking agencies issued a proposal to simplify the regulatory capital requirements for qualifying community banking organizations, generally those with less than $10 billion in assets. The proposal seeks to implement banking legislation enacted in May of this year. For such community banks with tangible leverage ratios exceeding 9%, the proposal would replace the Basel III capital rule framework that currently applies to all banks.

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