Federal Reserve Board Issues Wide-Ranging FAQ Guidance on Key Regulations
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- On March 31, 2021, the Federal Reserve Board (the “FRB”) published a series of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on each of its Regulations H, K, L, O, W and Y.
- The FAQs mostly consist of existing legal interpretations regarding these regulations. However, the FAQs also include FRB interpretations “not previously available in written form.” In particular, the Regulation W FAQs represent the most comprehensive articulation of FRB staff interpretations of the rule since the preamble to its adopting release in 2002.
- In this Debevoise In Depth, we summarize key aspects of the new FAQs, focusing on guidance that either appears to modify precedent or was previously unpublished.