Federal Reserve Seeks Comment on Proposed Rule to Repeal Regulation Q, Which Prohibits the Payment of Interest on Demand Deposits

April 8, 2011

The Federal Reserve Board on April 6, 2011 requested comment on a proposed rule to repeal the Board's Regulation Q, which prohibits the payment of interest on demand deposits by institutions that are member banks of the Federal Reserve System. The proposed rule would implement Section 627 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which repeals Section 19(i) of the Federal Reserve Act in its entirety effective July 21, 2011. The repeal of that section of the Federal Reserve Act on that date eliminates the statutory authority under which the Board established Regulation Q.

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