Financial Update (Fourth Quarter 2006)

Vol. 19, No. 4,
Fourth Quarter 2006


Point of Purchase
Fuels E-Check Growth

Atlanta Fed Publishes
Online Payments Guide

Agencies Propose Rules
to Prevent ID Theft

Fed Vice Chair: Payment
System Still Evolving

Bank Profitability Strong
in '05, Report Says

Comments Requested
on Basel II Rules

New Governor Joins
Federal Reserve Board

Study Explores Credit
Notice Attitudes

Payroll Cards to Receive
Added Protection

FHLBs' Risk Taking
Behaviors Examined

Nontraditional Mortgage
Guidance Issued

Atlanta Fed Welcomes
SBAL Council Members


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Atlanta Fed Names New SBAL Members

Federal Reserve Structure & Functions
The Atlanta Fed's Small Business, Agriculture, and Labor (SBAL) Advisory Council tapped five new members from around the Southeast to fill three-year terms.

The SBAL Advisory Council began in 1985 with the purpose of providing increased communication between the Atlanta Fed and small business, farm, and labor groups in the region, helping the Bank gain insight into the issues facing these groups in today's fast-paced economy.

New SBAL Members
Joyce Cook
Jimmy Haynes
Jacques Klempf
Guy Tipton
Gary Wishnatzki
Member Title/Affiliation Location
Joyce Cook Chief executive officer, International Cybertrans Brentwood, Tenn.
Jimmy Haynes President, J.H. Haynes Electric Co. Inc. Gulfport, Miss.
Jacques Klempf Chairman and president, Foodonics International Inc. Jacksonville, Fla.
Guy Tipton President, The Laborers Union , Alabama District Council, Ohio Valley and Southern States Region Hoover, Ala.
Gary Wishnatzki President and chief executive officer, Wishnatzki Farms Plant City, Fla.