Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act

Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act

The Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act, a United States federal financial statute law passed in 1980, gave the Federal Reserve greater control over non-member banks.

  • It forced all banks to abide by the Fed's rules.
  • It allowed banks to merge.
  • It removed the power of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors under the Glass–Steagall Act and Regulation Q to set the interest rates of savings accounts.
  • It raised the deposit insurance of US banks and credit unions from $40,000 to $100,000.
  • It allowed credit unions and savings and loans to offer checkable deposits.
  • Allowed institutions to charge any interest rates they choose.[1][2]
  • Required banks be charged Fed Float for use of funds received before clearing between depository institutions.


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