OCC Bulletin 2015-34| July 28, 2015

Regulatory Capital Rule: Finalized Revisions to the Regulatory Capital Rule


Chief Executive Officers of National Banks and Federal Savings Associations, All Department and Division Heads, All Examining Personnel, and Other Interested Parties


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the agencies) finalized revisions to clarify, correct, and update certain provisions of the regulatory capital rule adopted by the agencies in 2013.1 The revisions apply only to banking organizations subject to the agencies’ advanced approaches risk-based capital framework.2 The changes do not affect other banking organizations. The revisions clarify some aspects of the qualification requirements for advanced approaches systems. In addition, the revisions better align the advanced approaches subpart of the regulatory capital rule with the Basel framework and thereby enhance consistency with international capital standards.

Note for Community Banks

The revisions do not apply to community banks.


The revisions

  • clarify the qualification criteria and calculation requirements for risk-weighted assets to assist reviews of advanced approaches banking organizations seeking to exit parallel run.
  • clarify that all advanced approaches banking organizations are subject to the supplementary leverage ratio and the disclosure requirements for that ratio.
  • correct typographical and technical errors in the advanced approaches sections of the regulatory capital rule.

Further Information

Please contact Margot Schwadron, Senior Risk Expert, or Mark Ginsberg, Principal Risk Expert, Capital Policy Division, (202) 649-6370; or Kevin Korzeniewski, Attorney, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, at (202) 649-5490.


Jennifer C. Kelly
Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief National Bank Examiner

 1 OCC Bulletin 2013-23, "Regulatory Capital Rule: Final Rulemaking," October 11, 2013.

 2 Advanced approaches banking organizations generally include those with $250 billion or more in total consolidated assets or $10 billion or more in on-balance-sheet foreign exposure; other banking organizations that opt in to the advanced approaches; and depository institution subsidiaries of banking organizations that trigger one of the aforementioned thresholds.

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