The Federal Reserve has updated its Regulation D FAQs to address a couple of burning questions which resulted from their recent removal of the six debit/transfer limit for savings accounts.
First off, FAQ # 3 clarifies that this is not intended to be a temporary change:
The Board does not have plans to re-impose transfer limits but may make adjustments to the definition of savings accounts in response to comments received on the Board’s interim final rule and, in the future, if conditions warrant.
FAQ #13 addresses any impact to Regulation CC:
…the recent amendments to Regulation D did not result in savings deposits…now being covered by Regulation CC.
Ultimately, we believe this means that if you continue to classify savings accounts as savings deposits (e.g., on your FR2900), the Regulation D change does not mean those accounts are now covered by the funds availability requirements of Regulation CC. However, if you change the classification from savings to transaction accounts, those accounts likely would become subject to Regulation CC’s funds availability requirements.
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