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OCC Bulletin 2020-98
November 6, 2020
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Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks, Federal Savings Associations, and Federal Branches and Agencies; Department and Division Heads; All Examining Personnel; and Other Interested Parties
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the agencies) today issued a statement reiterating that the agencies do not endorse a specific replacement rate for the London InterBank Offered Rate (Libor), which is expected to cease after 2021. Banks1 may use any reference rate for loans that the banks determine to be appropriate for their funding models and customer needs. Banks should include language in lending contracts that provides for using a robust fallback rate if the initial reference rate is discontinued.
This OCC bulletin applies to community banks.
The statement emphasizes that
Please contact Ang Middleton, Risk Specialist, or Chris McBride, Director for Market Risk, Treasury and Market Risk Policy, at (202) 649-6360.
Grovetta N. Gardineer
Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy
1 "Banks" refers collectively to national banks, federal savings associations, covered savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations.