Fed Proposes Harmonized Supervisory Rating System for SLHCs

The Federal Reserve Board today issued a proposed rule to apply the same supervisory rating system it currently uses for bank holding companies to savings and loan holding companies. The rule would not apply to savings and loan holding companies engaged in significant insurance or commercial activities.

Under the rule, SLHCs would be evaluated by the same criteria currently used to rate bank holding companies. Such criteria include risk management, financial condition and the potential impact of the parent company and nondepository subsidiaries on subsidiary depository institutions. SLHCs would be assigned a rating on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 indicating the highest degree of supervisory concern. Comments on the proposal are due Feb. 13. For more information, contact ABA’s Shaun Kern.