On April 6, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) rescinded Financial Institution Letter (FIL) 50-2009 entitled “Enhanced Supervisory Procedures for Newly Insured FDIC-Supervised Depository Institutions.” The FIL, among other measures, had extended the de novo period for newly organized, state nonmember institutions from three to seven years for examinations, capital maintenance and other requirements. It remains to be seen whether the rescission will have an effect on the number of new bank applications filed, which have dwindled to near zero the last few years.

The FDIC also issued a supplement to its November 2014 guidance related to the Statement of Policy on Applications for Deposit Insurance. The guidance is in a question-and-answer format to aid applicants who are developing proposals for deposit insurance. The supplemental questions and answers focus on the development of business plans.

The supplemental guidance is available here.