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Banking




Vol. 16, No. 2,
Second Quarter 2003

FEATURES

   Business Method
   Patents

   Corporate
   Governance

   Check Truncation
   Act

   2002 Annual
   Report

   Consumer Finance
   Survey

   Business Checking
   Freedom Act

   The Fed and 9/11

   Personal Financial
   Education

DEPARTMENTS

   Did You Know?

   Data Bank

   Circular Letters

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Business Method Patents Take Center Stage at Atlanta Fed Conference
A recent Atlanta Fed conference focused on the economic and legal issues surrounding business method patent developments in the U.S. financial services industry.
FULL STORY


Corporate Governance in the Spotlight
The new Sarbanes-Oxley Act reforms disclosure and financial reporting for corporations. Although only SEC-listed companies are affected, the Fed’s Governor Susan Bies maintains that all banks should consider the act’s guidelines.
FULL STORY


Fed Vice Chair Sees Promise of Proposed Check Truncation Act
If the proposed Check Truncation Act is enacted, it will remove existing legal barriers to the use of new technology in check processing. These reforms will make check collections more efficient and more cost effective.
FULL STORY