On January 4, 2017, the FDIC and the other federal financial institution regulatory agencies announced that they had adopted final rules permitting Insured Depository Institutions (“IDIs”) with up to $1 billion in total assets (and that meet certain other criteria) to qualify for an 18-month on-site examination cycle. The rule modification is aimed at allowing banking regulators to better focus supervisory resources on IDIs that present capital, managerial, or other issues of supervisory concern while reducing regulatory burden on small, well-capitalized and well-managed institutions.