ANPR maps out US differences on Basel II implementation for banks

WASHINGTON, DC - US regulators are determined to go their own way when it comes to implementing Basel II, according to the government's ANPR, published in mid-July.

The document contains many clear signs that US regulators - including the Federal Reserve, the OCC, the FDIC and the Office of Thrift Supervision - have deviated from the framework laid out in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s CP3.

To begin with, of course, only about 10 US banks will have to adopt Basel II on a mandatory basis. The ANPR has defined banks that will have to adopt Basel II’s AMA and A-IRB as those with total banking assets of $250 billion or more, or total on-balance

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