In an interview with MarketWatch published today, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams expressed concern that banks are continuing to originate loans with contracts tied to the London Interbank Offered Rate, despite the fact that the rate is not guaranteed to be available after 2021.
As expected, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced plans to publish daily three compounded averages of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, with tenors of 30, 90 and 120 days, as well as a daily SOFR index to allow users to calculate average rates over custom time periods.
Recent money market conditions that have seen the Federal Reserve resume regular repo operations for the first time in years should not delay market participants’ preparations to transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate, New York Fed President and CEO John Williams said today.
The IRS today proposed regulations intended to help market participants transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate to an alternative reference rate.
Heated competition for bank funding is an increasingly important focus for community bank leaders, according to an annual survey released today by the Federal Reserve, the FDIC and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.
With the future of the London Interbank Offered Rate uncertain beyond 2021, the Federal Housing Finance Agency today directed the Federal Home Loan Banks to begin planning to phase out Libor-based transactions.
Market participants should not wait for term versions of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate to begin adopting it in contracts, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams said at an event today.
The Alternative Reference Rates Committee today issued an implementation checklist to help institutions working to transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, the ARRC’s recommended replacement for Libor.
With the financial industry facing a future without Libor—which is currently being referenced in an estimated $200 trillion of financial contracts worldwide—American Bankers Association VP Hu Benton discussed how the industry is preparing on a recent episode of American Banker’s Bankshot podcast.