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ABA Weighs in on Harmonization of Swap Margin, QFC Rules

ABA today commented on a joint proposed rulemaking issued by the OCC, Federal Reserve and FDIC, Farm Credit Administration and the Federal Housing Finance Administration that would align the agencies’ margin rules with restrictions on qualified financial contracts that took effect last year.

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Fed, OCC Issue Transition Period Guidance on Variation Margin

As the ABA Securities Association and other trade groups have urged, the Federal Reserve and the OCC today issued guidance on how examiners will review compliance with the requirement for when swap dealers and major swap participants must exchange variation margin for swaps not cleared through a central counterparty.

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ABA, Groups Seek Forbearance on Variation Margin Rule

With a March 1 compliance deadline looming for when swap dealers and major swap participants must exchange variation margin for swaps not cleared through a central counterparty, the ABA Securities Association and several other trade groups have urged regulators to provide a transition period to facilitate compliance.

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Uncleared Swap Margin Exemptions Finalized for Small Banks and End Users

The federal banking agencies are issuing a final rule affirming that swaps and security-based swaps that are not cleared through a central counterparty and are entered into for hedging purposes by banks with less than $10 billion in assets and commercial end users are not subject to requirements to exchange initial margin and variation margin with prudentially-regulated swap dealers and major swap participants.

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