Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending November 12, 2016; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending November 17, 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 November 12, 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 First Midwest Bancorp, Inc., Itasca, Illinois — to merge with Standard Bancshares, Inc., Hickory Hills, and thereby indirectly acquire Standard Bank and Trust Company; and for First Midwest Bank, Itasca, to merge with Standard Bank and Trust Company, Hickory Hills, and thereby establish branches.

-Approved, November 9, 2016

Forms Forms — final Board review to extend with revision the Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form (Form TA-1).

-Approved, November 7, 2016


Forms — final Board review to extend with revision the Debit Card Issuer Survey (FR 3064a) and to extend without revision the Payment Card Network Survey (FR 3064b).

-Approved, November 7, 2016

Personnel Legal Division — appointment of Alicia Foster and Benjamin McDonough as assistant general counsels.

-Approved, November 7, 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 November 17, 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 November 16, 2016):  $4,499,557 (in millions of dollars). (On September 26, 2007, this amount was $900,473 (in millions of dollars)).

(See the release for further information.)