12 CFR 325.103 - Capital measures and capital category definitions.

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§ 325.103 Capital measures and capital category definitions.
(a) Capital measures. For purposes of section 38 and this subpart, the relevant capital measures shall be:
(1) The total risk-based capital ratio;
(2) The Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio; and
(3) The leverage ratio.
(b) Capital categories. For purposes of section 38 and this subpart, a bank shall be deemed to be:
(1) Well capitalized if the bank:
(i) Has a total risk-based capital ratio of 10.0 percent or greater; and
(ii) Has a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 6.0 percent or greater; and
(iii) Has a leverage ratio of 5.0 percent or greater; and
(iv) Is not subject to any written agreement, order, capital directive, or prompt corrective action directive issued by the FDIC pursuant to section 8 of the FDI Act (12 U.S.C. 1818), the International Lending Supervision Act of 1983 (12 U.S.C. 3907), or section 38 of the FDI Act (12 U.S.C. 1831o), or any regulation thereunder, to meet and maintain a specific capital level for any capital measure.
(2) Adequately capitalized if the bank:
(i) Has a total risk-based capital ratio of 8.0 percent or greater; and
(ii) Has a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 4.0 percent or greater; and
(iii) Has:
(A) A leverage ratio of 4.0 percent or greater; or
(B) A leverage ratio of 3.0 percent or greater if the bank is rated composite 1 under the CAMELS rating system in the most recent examination of the bank and is not experiencing or anticipating significant growth; and
(iv) Does not meet the definition of a well capitalized bank.
(3) Undercapitalized if the bank:
(i) Has a total risk-based capital ratio that is less than 8.0 percent; or
(ii) Has a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio that is less than 4.0 percent; or
(iii)
(A) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(3)(iii)(B) of this section, has a leverage ratio that is less than 4.0 percent; or
(B) Has a leverage ratio that is less than 3.0 percent if the bank is rated composite 1 under the CAMELS rating system in the most recent examination of the bank and is not experiencing or anticipating significant growth.
(4) Significantly undercapitalized if the bank has:
(i) A total risk-based capital ratio that is less than 6.0 percent; or
(ii) A Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio that is less than 3.0 percent; or
(iii) A leverage ratio that is less than 3.0 percent.
(5) Critically undercapitalized if the insured depository institution has a ratio of tangible equity to total assets that is equal to or less than 2.0 percent.
(c) Capital categories for insured branches of foreign banks. For purposes of the provisions of section 38 and this subpart, an insured branch of a foreign bank shall be deemed to be:
(1) Well capitalized if the insured branch:
(i) Maintains the pledge of assets required under § 347.209 of this chapter; and
(ii) Maintains the eligible assets prescribed under § 347.210 of this chapter at 108 percent or more of the preceding quarter's average book value of the insured branch's third-party liabilities; and
(iii) Has not received written notification from:
(A) The OCC to increase its capital equivalency deposit pursuant to 12 CFR 28.15(b), or to comply with asset maintenance requirements pursuant to 12 CFR 28.20; or
(B) The FDIC to pledge additional assets pursuant to § 347.209 of this chapter or to maintain a higher ratio of eligible assets pursuant to § 347.210 of this chapter.
(2) Adequately capitalized if the insured branch:
(i) Maintains the pledge of assets required under § 347.209 of this chapter; and
(ii) Maintains the eligible assets prescribed under § 347.210 of this chapter at 106 percent or more of the preceding quarter's average book value of the insured branch's third-party liabilities; and
(iii) Does not meet the definition of a well capitalized insured branch.
(3) Undercapitalized if the insured branch:
(i) Fails to maintain the pledge of assets required under § 347.209 of this chapter; or
(ii) Fails to maintain the eligible assets prescribed under § 347.210 of this chapter at 106 percent or more of the preceding quarter's average book value of the insured branch's third-party liabilities.
(4) Significantly undercapitalized if it fails to maintain the eligible assets prescribed under § 347.210 of this chapter at 104 percent or more of the preceding quarter's average book value of the insured branch's third-party liabilities.
(5) Critically undercapitalized if it fails to maintain the eligible assets prescribed under § 347.210 of this chapter at 102 percent or more of the preceding quarter's average book value of the insured branch's third-party liabilities.
(d) Reclassifications based on supervisory criteria other than capital. The FDIC may reclassify a well capitalized bank as adequately capitalized and may require an adequately capitalized bank or an undercapitalized bank to comply with certain mandatory or discretionary supervisory actions as if the bank were in the next lower capital category (except that the FDIC may not reclassify a significantly undercapitalized bank as critically undercapitalized) (each of these actions are hereinafter referred to generally as “reclassifications”) in the following circumstances:
(1) Unsafe or unsound condition. The FDIC has determined, after notice and opportunity for hearing pursuant to § 308.202(a) of this chapter, that the bank is in unsafe or unsound condition; or
(2) Unsafe or unsound practice. The FDIC has determined, after notice and opportunity for hearing pursuant to § 308.202(a) of this chapter, that, in the most recent examination of the bank, the bank received and has not corrected a less-than-satisfactory rating for any of the categories of asset quality, management, earnings, or liquidity.
[57 FR 44900, Sept. 29, 1992, as amended at 63 FR 17074, Apr. 8, 1998; 66 FR 59653, Nov. 29, 2001; 70 FR 17559, Apr. 6, 2005]

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    1. 79 FR 14153 - Supervisory Guidance on Implementing Dodd-Frank Act Company-Run Stress Tests for Banking Organizations With Total Consolidated Assets of More Than $10 Billion but Less Than $50 Billion
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM, FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
      Final supervisory guidance.
      Effective dates are as follows: For the Board: April 1, 2014. For the FDIC: March 31, 2014. For the OCC: March 31, 2014.
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Title 12 published on 2014-01-01

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  • 2014-03-13; vol. 79 # 49 - Thursday, March 13, 2014
    1. 79 FR 14153 - Supervisory Guidance on Implementing Dodd-Frank Act Company-Run Stress Tests for Banking Organizations With Total Consolidated Assets of More Than $10 Billion but Less Than $50 Billion
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM, FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
      Final supervisory guidance.
      Effective dates are as follows: For the Board: April 1, 2014. For the FDIC: March 31, 2014. For the OCC: March 31, 2014.
      12 CFR Part 46