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Banking




Vol. 17, No. 4,
Fourth Quarter 2004

FEATURES

 Appraisal Reviews
 Maintain Soundness

 GLBA Spurs
 Banks’ Insurance
 Activities

 Conference Focuses
 on Remittances

 New Fed
 Brochures About
 Check 21

 Fed Distributes
 Redesigned $50s

 Atlanta Fed Chair,
 Vice Chair
 Reappointed

 Will Privacy
 Concerns Prolong
 Cash Use?

 Fed Governor
 Sees Oil Prices
 Staying High

 Greenspan on
 Challenges of
 Aging Population

 Helping Consumers
 Avoid Overdrafts

 Examining Fannie
 Mae and
 Freddie Mac

DEPARTMENTS

 Data Bank

 Circular Letters

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Appraisal Reviews Are Important to Safe Banking
To promote sound banking practices, banks can adopt internal review policies to ensure that real estate appraisals are independent and based on appropriate criteria.
FULL STORY


GLBA Spurs Insurance Activities at Banking Organizations
In the years since the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act expanded the areas in which banking organizations can do business, selling insurance has been the most popular of the newly permissible activities.
FULL STORY


Atlanta Fed Hosts Conference on International Remittances
The rapid growth of international remittances—and banks’ interest in gaining a larger share of that business—attracted policymakers and payment system specialists to this recent conference.
FULL STORY