The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. gave details Tuesday on how to comply with interest-rate restrictions on deposits at some banks that take effect Jan 1.

An FDIC rule issued in May — to establish a new national deposit rate limit for less-than-well-capitalized banks — has two objectives: stopping weak banks from exploiting previously unclear limits, and giving some banks with brokered funds relief from a prior cap that relied on ultra-low Treasuries.

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