The Shared National Credit Program was established in 1977 by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to provide an efficient and consistent review and classification of any large syndicated loan. A SNC is defined as any loan or commitment to extend credit, or group of commitments, aggregating $20 million or more at origination; and committed under a formal lending arrangement; and shared by three or more unaffiliated supervised institutions. Supervised institutions are any financial institution subject to regulation by one of the three regulatory agencies. A non-bank subsidiary of a holding company is considered a supervised institution. The agencies' review is conducted annually, usually in May and June.
Aggregate results are published annually (September) in an interagency press release on the Federal Reserve Board's website
E-mail us at SNCInbox@ny.frb.org
, or call the SNC help line on 212-720-6549.