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Resources for bankers


A fundamental aspect of banking is managing capital and capital requirements. In coordination with other U.S. regulators and international standard setters, the OCC identifies and develops policies to address emerging risks to bank capital. We provide a variety of resources and expert assistance to national banks, federal savings associations, advisors, and examiners on risk-based capital issues.

Laws and Regulations

Regulatory Capital Rules

  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Simplifications to the Capital Rule Pursuant to the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996  (Bulletin) (PDF) (Community Bank Summary)
  • Retention of Certain Existing Transition Provisions for Banking Organizations That Are Not Subject to the  Advanced Approaches Capital Rules (Bulletin) (PDF)
  • Interim Final Revisions to the Definition of Qualifying Master Netting Agreement and Related Definitions (Bulletin) (PDF)
  • Revisions to the Supplementary Leverage Ratio (Bulletin) (PDF)
  • Revisions to the Risk-Based Capital Definition of Eligible Guarantee for Advanced Approaches Banks (Bulletin) (PDF)
  • Enhanced Supplementary Leverage Ratio Standards for Certain Bank Holding Companies and their Subsidiary Insured Depository Institutions (Bulletin) (PDF)
  • Revised Capital Rule (Bulletin) (Final Rule) (Interagency Guide) (OCC Quick Reference Guide)

References and Related Links

Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
04/11/2018  NR 2018-36, Rule Proposed to Tailor 'Enhanced Supplementary Leverage Ratio' Requirements
02/05/2018  NR 2018-12, Agencies Seek Comment on Proposed Amendments to Swap Margin Rule
12/07/2017  NR 2017-147, U.S. Banking Agencies Support Conclusion of Reforms to International Capital Standards