On May 14, 2021, the Federal Reserve Board announced the third extension of a temporary modification to Regulation O that allows certain bank directors and shareholders to apply to their banks for PPP loans for their small businesses. The rule extension, which is effective immediately, applies to PPP loans made from March 31 through June 30, 2021. The rule change will continue to apply if the PPP is extended, with the change ultimately sunsetting on March […]
On March 31, 2021, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board published ten Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation O.
On April 17 the Federal Reserve Board published an interim final rule that excludes loans that are guaranteed under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from many of the requirements of Regulation O. The rule is effective upon publication in the Federal Register, which is expected soon. The comment period expires 45 days after publication in the Federal Register. The final rule excludes from all requirements of Regulation O, except for the executive […]
Last week Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting issued a statement after meeting with Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to the news release (NR 2018-14) from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Comptroller Otting stated “Acting Director Mulvaney has helped reduce the burden on the banking system by delaying implementation of his agency’s Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rule, committing to reconsider its payday lending rule, and […]
Congress enacted the Financial Institutions Regulatory and Interest Control Act in 1978. The insider lending provisions of the law were implemented as Regulation O. Historical data show that insider abuse is at the heart of many bank failures. Examiners take very seriously their mission to prevent insider abuse. They frequently cite violations of Regulation O during examinations, and often take enforcement action. Enforcement actions may take the form of civil monetary penalties , a Memorandum of […]