Agencies Seeking Feedback on Use of CAMELS Ratings

The Federal Reserve and the FDIC are seeking feedback on the consistency and ratings assigned to financial institutions under the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System. In particular, the agencies are seeking comments on how CAMELS ratings are assigned and the implications of these ratings in the enforcement action processes. The agencies noted that they are not proposing to modify the CAMELS rating definitions, which are issued by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.

Comments will be accepted for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. The agencies reminded banks that they should not include confidential supervisory information in their responses.