On June 10, 2016, the Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC announced that they are permitting certain foreign banking organizations with limited US operations to file “reduced content” resolution plans for their next three resolution plans. All of the 84 firms that are permitted to file the reduced content plans have less than $50 billion in total US assets and have submitted prior plans that provide the agencies with an understanding of their US operations. The agencies noted that the decision is intended to create more certainty around future filling requirements. The ability for these firms to file such plans over the next three years is contingent on their maintaining less than $50 billion in US assets, and not experiencing any material events. The agencies said the reduced content plans should focus on changes the firms have made to their prior resolution plans, actions taken to improve the effectiveness of those plans and actions to ensure any subsidiary insured depository institution is adequately protected from the risks of nonbank subsidiaries of the institution, where applicable. The first round of reduced content plan submissions is due by December 31, 2016.

The press release is available at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/bcreg/20160610a.htm