Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending July 30, 2016; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending August 5, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board (Board) publishes a weekly digest of its activities on its website. The digest is called the H.2 Release and is published every Thursday. The release for the week ending July 30, 2016, is below.

H.2 Release–Actions of the Board, Its Staff, and the Federal Reserve Banks; Applications and Reports Received

Category Action Taken
Bank Holding Companies Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, Columbus, Ohio — to merge with FirstMerit Corporation, Akron, and thereby indirectly acquire FirstMerit Bank, N.A.

-Approved, July 28, 2016


Banking Supervision and Regulation Resolution Plans — approval of letters, issued jointly with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, to extend the filing date for the 2016 resolution plan submissions of 38 firms to December 31, 2017.

-Approved, July 27, 2016


Forms Forms — final Board review to extend without revision the Report of Selected Balance Sheet Items for Discount Window Borrowers (FR 2046) and to extend with revision the Payments Research Survey (FR 3067).

-Approved, July 28, 2016


Regulations and Policies Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities — interagency final rule to exempt certain commercial and financial end users from margin requirements for certain swaps not cleared through a clearinghouse, in accordance with the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act.

-Approved, July 18, 2016



Enforcement CCF Holding Company, Jonesboro, Georgia — written agreement dated October 19, 2010, terminated July 22, 2016.

-Announced, July 28, 2016


Columbus Junction State Bank, Columbus Junction, Iowa — issuance of consent orders of prohibition against Thomas H. Huston and T. Mark Huston, former institution-affiliated parties of Columbus Junction State Bank, a former state member bank.

-Announced, July 28, 2016


Federal Reserve Board: Balance Sheet (H.4.1 Release)

The Board publishes data of factors affecting reserve balances. The digest is called the H.4.1 Release, and they are published every Thursday (or the next business day if the publication date falls on a federal holiday). The release for August 5, 2016, is below.

[Note: The blog will cover the line titled “Total Factors Supplying Reserve Funds.”]

H.4.1 Release–Factors Affecting Reserve Balances

Total factors supplying reserve funds (as of August 4, 2016):  $4,512,433 (in millions of dollars). (On September 26, 2007, this amount was $900,473 (in millions of dollars)).

(See the release for further information.)