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Vol. 19, No. 1,
First Quarter 2006

FEATURES

 Bernanke Has
 Southern Roots

 PSA Campaign for
 Katrina Victims

 Atlanta Keeps
 New Orleans’
 Check Function

 Guynn Foresees
 Growth in ’06

 Nontraditional
 Mortgage Guidance

 Reg E Revisions
 Affect Check
 Conversions, ATMs

 New Sixth District
 Directors

 Fed Disburses
 $21 Billion
 to Treasury

 New Orleans Hosts
 Bankers Forum

 Fed Economic
 Education Resources

DEPARTMENTS

 Data Bank

 Circular Letters

STAFF

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Ben Bernanke

New Fed Chair Has Southern Roots

Ben S. Bernanke, the new chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, discovered his fondness for numbers during his boyhood in Georgia and South Carolina.

FULL STORY


flooded New Orleans

Campaign Urges Hurricane Victims to Contact Their Banks

A new public service campaign encourages people affected by Hurricane Katrina to contact their lenders so they mitigate damage to their credit histories.

FULL STORY


check processing

Atlanta Office Keeps New Orleans Branch Check Function

The Atlanta Fed’s head office is retaining the New Orleans Branch’s check processing function, which was relocated during Hurricane Katrina, but the branch will continue to provide cash services and other services.

FULL STORY


Jack Guynn

Guynn Foresees Solid Growth for 2006 but Cites Long-Term Challenges

While the economy should remain on a sustainable growth path in 2006, Atlanta Fed President Jack Guynn said the nation needs to focus now on issues that may hamper future growth.

FULL STORY


nontraditional mortgage

Proposed Guidance on Nontraditional Mortgages Stresses Risk Management

Given the proliferation of mortgage options, federal financial regulatory agencies are concerned about both lender and borrower risk and have proposed guidance for lenders.

FULL STORY