FOREIGN BANKS: Under an interim rule, the Fed will examine the U.S. operations of well-managed, well-capitalized foreign banks once every 18 months, rather than once a year. Published and effective Aug. 28. Comments were due Oct. 27.

OTS FEES: Proposal by the OTS to reduce fees for healthy, traditional thrifts. Fees for some small thrifts, however, would increase because the agency wants to impose a base fee of $1,250 for all institutions. The plan also would force thrifts with large trust or other complex activities to pay more. Published Aug. 14. Comments were due Oct. 13.

PERSONNEL SHARING: Proposal by bank and thrift regulators to broaden exemptions to a federal law that prohibits banking institutions from sharing top personnel. Published Aug. 11. Comments were due Oct. 13.

DEPOSIT INSURANCE: Proposal by the FDIC to expand and simplify deposit insurance coverage of joint accounts and payable-on-death accounts. Published July 17. Comments were due Oct. 15.

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