On January 14th, the Obama Administration proposed a Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee that would require financial firms with more than $50 billion in consolidated assets, to pay $90 billion over 10 years. Covered institutions would include insured depository institutions, bank holding companies, thrift holding companies, insurance or other companies that owned insured depository institutions, and securities broker-dealers. The corresponding U.S. subsidiaries of a foreign firm that aggregate more than $50 billion of assets would also be subject to the fee. Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee.