FDIC Adopts Final Rule on Qualified Financial Contracts

September 27, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the FDIC adopted a final rule to enhance the resilience and safety and soundness of state savings associations and banks supervised by the FDIC that are affiliated with systemically important U.S. and foreign banking organizations ("covered FDIC-supervised institutions").

Under the final rule, covered FDIC-supervised institutions are required to ensure that their qualified financial contracts (QFCs) do not allow for immediate cancellation or termination under certain circumstances. The final rule also amends the definitions of "qualifying master netting agreement" and related terms in the FDIC's capital and liquidity rules to account for the final rule.