Financial Update (First Quarter 2007)

Vol. 20, No. 1,
First Quarter 2007


Dennis Lockhart Named
Atlanta Fed President

Fed to Study Nation’s
Payment Habits

Check 21 Continues
Brisk Growth

Atlanta Fed Joins
Poverty Research

Agencies Update Brochure
on Nontraditional Mortgages

Guidelines on Commercial
Real Estate Loans Issued

Bernanke Focuses on
Fed’s Supervisory Role

New Atlanta Fed
Directors Named

$1 Presidential Coin
Program Begins

Fed Turns Money
Over to Treasury


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Circular Letters


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Editorial Director
Lynne Anservitz

Managing Editor
Tom Heintjes

Robin Sherman

Staff Writers
Charles Davidson
Bill Smith
Jean Tate

Peter Hamilton
Darryl Kennedy

Web Systems Manager
Leslie Williams

Editorial Board
Bobbie McCrackin—V.P., Public Affairs, Chairman
Cynthia Goodwin—V.P., Supervision and Regulation
Thomas J. Cunningham—V.P. and Assoc. Director of Research
Christopher Alexander—A.V.P., Check Product Office
Alaina Gimbert—Assistant Counsel, Legal
Janet Herring—A.V.P., Accounting
Bob Musso—Sr. V.P., New Orleans Branch
Pierce Nelson—A.V.P., Public Affairs
Chris Oakley—V.P., Jacksonville Branch
Susan Robertson—A.V.P., Retail Payments Office

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