The basic statutory and regulatory definitions of “deposits” are contained in Section 3(l) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act) and in Federal Reserve Regulation D. The definitions in these two legal sources differ in certain respects. Furthermore, for purposes of these reports, the reporting standards for deposits specified in these instructions do not strictly follow the precise legal definitions in these two sources. The definitions of deposits to be reported in the deposit items of the Reports of Condition and Income are discussed below under the following headings:
(I) FDI Act definition of deposits.
(II) Transaction-nontransaction deposit distinction.
(III) Interest-bearing-noninterest-bearing deposit distinction.
(I) FDI Act definition of deposits