FDIC: Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program

ABA Contact: Rob Strand; (202) 663-5350
Published: 73 Federal Register 64179; October 29, 2008
Comments due: November 13, 2008
Disposition: Pending


The FDIC is issuing this Interim Rule following a determination of systemic risk pursuant to section 13(c)(4)(G) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. As a result of this systemic risk determination, and in an effort to avoid or mitigate serious adverse effects on economic conditions or financial stability, the FDIC is establishing the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program. The Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program has two primary components: the Debt Guarantee Program, by which the FDIC will guarantee the payment of certain newly-issued senior unsecured debt, and the Transaction Account Guarantee Program, by which the FDIC will guarantee certain noninterest-bearing transaction accounts. The Interim Rule became effective on October 23, 2008, except for paragraphs (h)(2) and (h)(3) of § 370.5 which will become effective December 1, 2008.