Safety & Soundness Guidance and Policies

The Federal Reserve and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issue proposed and final rules and other guidance related to the Federal Reserve System’s supervisory responsibilities. This page provides links to final safety and soundness rules and other guidance and policies not issued in the form of SR Letters since 2015.

If you have any questions regarding the content of the guidance, please contact your dedicated central point of contact or Financial Institution Supervision and Credit liaison at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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Final Rule Providing Information on Revised Capital Rules for Non-traditional Stock Corporations

December 4, 2015

Final Rule Specifying Procedures for Emergency Lending under Federal Reserve Act Section 13(3)

November 30, 2015

Final Rule to Modify Capital Plan and Stress Testing Rule

November 25, 2015

FFIEC Releases Revised Management Booklet for IT Handbook

November 10, 2015

FFIEC Releases Statement on Cyber Attacks Involving Extortion

November 3, 2015

Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities – Certain Exemptions (Interim Final Rule)

October 30, 2015

Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities

October 30, 2015

Regulatory Capital Rules: Implementation of Risk-based Capital Surcharges for Global Systemically Important Bank Holding Companies

July 20, 2015

Revisions to the Capital Rules Applicable to Advanced Approaches Banking Organizations

June 16, 2015

Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies

June 9, 2015

Minimum Requirements for Appraisal Management Companies

April 30, 2015

Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement

April 9, 2015

FFIEC Statements on Compromised Credentials and Destructive Malware

March 30, 2015

Interim Final Rule to Exempt Small Savings and Loan Holding Companies From the Regulatory Capital Rules

January 29, 2015

District Circulars on final rules issued prior to 2015