On November 13, 2015, the FDIC updated its Frequently Asked Questions regarding brokered deposits. FDIC regulations typically prohibit the acceptance of brokered deposits by FDIC-insured depository institutions that are not well capitalized. The updated FAQs contain revised responses on various topics relating to identifying, accepting and reporting brokered deposits, including but not limited to: (i) the circumstances under which certain business professionals that refer clients to a bank will be considered deposit brokers; (ii) examples of programs that would not be considered brokered deposit programs; and (iii) situations in which contract and dual employees would not be classified as deposit brokers by the FDIC. The FDIC is soliciting comments on the updated document until December 28, 2015.

The FAQs in “Clean” and “Track Changes” format are available at: https://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2015/fil15051a.pdf; and https://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2015/fil15051b.pdf