12 CFR 1269.5 - Additional provisions applying to all standby letters of credit.
(a) Requirements. Each standby letter of credit issued or confirmed by a Bank shall:
(1) Contain a specific expiration date, or be for a specific term; and
(2) Require approval in advance by the Bank of any transfer of the standby letter of credit from the original beneficiary to another person or entity.
(b) Additional collateral provisions. (1) A Bank may take such steps as it deems necessary to protect its secured position on standby letters of credit, including requiring additional collateral, whether or not such additional collateral conforms to the requirements of § 1269.2 or § 1269.3.3 of this part.
(2) Collateral pledged by a member or housing associate to secure a letter of credit issued or confirmed on its behalf by a Bank shall be subject to the provisions of §§ 1266.7(d), 1266.7(e), 1266.8, 1266.9 and 1266.10 of this chapter.