DIF Special Assessment

As the law requires and the FDIC Chairman promised after SVB and Signature Bank were declared systemic, the FDIC has finalized its proposed approach to imposing a systemic assessment to reimburse the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) for the resolution costs related to uninsured deposits following a systemic designation. The FDIC will do so via an assessment covering IDIs with uninsured-deposit holdings above $5 billion that have assets over $5 billion. This exempts most smaller banks, with the FDIC adopting this approach on grounds that it justly penalizes large IDIs it believes benefited the most from these systemic rescues.