Circular letters announce news, policy, and guidance from the Board of Governors. 

2016

Agencies Issue Host State Loan-to-Deposit Ratios

Jun 20, 2016

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued the host state loan-to-deposit ratios that they will use to determine compliance with section 109 of the Riegle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994.
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New Accounting Standard on Financial Instruments-Credit Losses Discussed

Jun 20, 2016

The four federal financial institution regulatory agencies issued a joint statement regarding the new accounting standard, Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments — Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
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Agencies Release List of Distressed or Underserved Nonmetro Middle-Income Geographies

Jun 17, 2016

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today announced the availability of the 2016 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies, where revitalization or stabilization activities are eligible to receive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration as community development.
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Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement

Jun 15, 2016

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April indicates that the pace of improvement in the labor market has slowed while growth in economic activity appears to have picked up.
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Federal Reserve Board and FOMC Release Economic Projections

Jun 15, 2016

The attached table and charts released on Wednesday summarize the economic projections and the target federal funds rate projections made by Federal Open Market Committee participants for the June 14-15 meeting.
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Reduced Content Resolution Plans Will Be Allowed for Certain Firms

Jun 10, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on Friday permitted 84 firms with limited U.S. operations to file reduced content resolution plans for their next three resolution plans.
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Comment Requested on Capital Standards for Insurance Company Groups

Jun 06, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board approved an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) inviting comment on conceptual frameworks for capital standards that could apply to systemically important insurance companies and to insurance companies that own a bank or thrift. The standards would differ for each group.
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Schedule for Results from Dodd-Frank Related Stress Tests, CCAR Released

Jun 02, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced that results from the latest supervisory stress tests conducted as part of the Dodd-Frank Act will be released on Thursday, June 23, and the related results from the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR), will be released on Wednesday, June 29.
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Comment Requested on Proposed Rule on Incentive-Based Pay

May 25, 2016

Six federal agencies are inviting public comment on a proposed rule to prohibit incentive-based compensation arrangements that encourage inappropriate risks at covered financial institutions.
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Results of Seven-Day Term Deposits Offering

May 19, 2016

On May 19, 2016, the Federal Reserve conducted a floating-rate offering of term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility.
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Minutes of the April 26–27 FOMC Meeting Released

May 18, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on April 26–27, 2016.
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Federal Reserve to Offer Seven-Day Term Deposits May 19

May 12, 2016

The Federal Reserve plans to continue its previously announced periodic testing of the Term Deposit Facility (TDF) with one operation in May.
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Board Proposes Rule to Support U.S. Financial Stability

May 03, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday proposed a rule to support U.S. financial stability by enhancing the resolvability of very large and complex financial firms.
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Agencies Propose Net Stable Funding Ratio Rule

May 03, 2016

The federal banking agencies proposed a rule to strengthen the resilience of large banking organizations by requiring them to maintain a minimum level of stable funding relative to the liquidity of their assets, derivatives, and commitments, over a one-year period.
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Board Approves Notice on Incentive Compensation Provisions of Section 956 of Dodd-Frank

May 02, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced it has approved a joint agency notice of proposed rulemaking to implement the incentive compensation provisions of section 956 of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The vote was unanimous.
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Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement

Apr 27, 2016

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that labor market conditions have improved further even as growth in economic activity appears to have slowed.
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Comment Sought on Proposed Rule Affecting Global Systemically Important Bank Holding Companies

Apr 07, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday proposed technical amendments to its rule requiring global systemically important bank holding companies (GSIBs) to hold additional amounts of risk-based capital. The proposal would not materially change the underlying rule finalized by the Board in July 2015.
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Minutes of the March 15–16 FOMC Meeting Released

Apr 06, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the minutes of the Committee meeting held on March 15–16, 2016.
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Fed Board Finalizes Rule on Liquidity Requirements

Apr 06, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday finalized a rule to include certain U.S. general obligation state and municipal securities in the range of assets large banking organizations may use to satisfy regulatory requirements designed to ensure that these banking organizations have the capacity to meet their liquidity needs during a period of financial stress.
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Federal Reserve Releases Report on Mobile Financial Services

Mar 30, 2016

Mobile banking use continued to rise last year as smartphone adoption grew and consumers were increasingly drawn to the convenience of mobile financial services, according to a Federal Reserve Board report, Consumers and Mobile Financial Services 2016, released on Wednesday.
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Federal Reserve Supports Effort to Assess Faster Payments Solutions

Mar 29, 2016

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday announced the selection of McKinsey & Company to support Faster Payments Task Force efforts this year to assess faster payments solution proposals from various providers across the United States payments industry.
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2016 Survey of Finance Companies Commences

Mar 23, 2016

The Federal Reserve will begin its Survey of Finance Companies in March as part of the continuing effort to paint a comprehensive view of the range of companies in this sector of the U.S. financial system.
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Agencies Give Guidance on Customer Identification Program Rule

Mar 21, 2016

Federal financial institution regulatory agencies today issued guidance clarifying the applicability of the Customer Identification Program (CIP) rule to prepaid cards issued by banks.
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Federal Reserve System Publishes Annual Financial Statements

Mar 18, 2016

The Federal Reserve System released the 2015 combined annual audited financial statements for the Federal Reserve Banks, as well as statements for the 12 individual Federal Reserve Banks, Maiden Lane LLC (ML LLC), and the Board of Governors.
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Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement

Mar 16, 2016

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace despite the global economic and financial developments of recent months.
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Economic Projections from the March 15–16 FOMC Meeting Released

Mar 16, 2016

Table and charts released on Wednesday summarize the economic projections and the target federal funds rate projections made by Federal Open Market Committee participants for the March 15–16 meeting
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Agencies Clarify Expectations about Using Property Evaluations

Mar 04, 2016

WASHINGTON--The federal banking agencies today issued an advisory to clarify expectations for the use of property evaluations by banking institutions.
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Some Banks, Savings Associations to Qualify for 18-Month Examination Cycle

Feb 19, 2016

Federal banking agencies today increased the number of small banks and savings associations eligible for an 18-month examination cycle rather than a 12-month cycle.
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Reserve Bank Presidents and First Vice Presidents Reappointed

Feb 19, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday approved the reappointment of 10 Federal Reserve Bank presidents and 10 first vice presidents by their respective boards of directors.
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Results of Seven-Day Term Deposits Offering

Feb 18, 2016

On February 18, 2016, the Federal Reserve conducted a floating-rate offering of term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility.
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Comment Requested on Interim Final Rule Regarding Regulation I

Feb 18, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday issued an interim final rule that amends Regulation I to implement provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
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Federal Reserve Offers Seven-Day Term Deposits

Feb 17, 2016

On February 18, 2016, the Federal Reserve will conduct a floating-rate offering of term deposits with an early withdrawal feature through its Term Deposit Facility (TDF).
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Minutes of the January 26-27 FOMC Meeting Released

Feb 17, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on January 26-27, 2016.
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Board Repeals Regulation AA, Requests Comment on Proposed Regulation C Repeal

Feb 12, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced the repeal of one regulation and a proposal to repeal a second in order to comply with statutory provisions that transferred certain consumer protection rulewriting authority to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
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Fed Highlights Progress in Efforts to Improve U.S. Payment System

Feb 02, 2016

In a report that comes one year after the publication of its Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System, the Federal Reserve on Tuesday detailed the progress made and outlined anticipated steps for moving forward with its initiative to enhance payment system speed, efficiency, and security.
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Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement

Jan 27, 2016

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December suggests that labor market conditions improved further even as economic growth slowed late last year.
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FOMC Reaffirms Its Longer-Run Goals and Monetary Policy Strategy

Jan 27, 2016

As part of its annual organizational meeting actions, the Federal Open Market Committee reaffirmed its "Statement on Longer-Run Goals and Monetary Policy Strategy," with a revision to clarify that it views its inflation objective as symmetric, and with an updated reference to participants' estimates of the longer-run normal unemployment rate in the most recent Summary of Economic Projections (December 2015).
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Minutes of the December 15–16 FOMC Meeting Released

Jan 06, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee released the minutes of the Committee meeting held on December 15–16, 2015.
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