Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending November 26, 2016; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending December 1, 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 26, 2016, is below.

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

Category Action Taken
Regulations and Policies Regulation I (Issue and Cancellation of Federal Reserve Bank Capital Stock) — final rule to change rates paid on dividends to certain Reserve Bank depository institution stockholders.

-Approved, November 3, 2016

(A/C)

Regulations Z (Truth in Lending) and M (Consumer Leasing) — final interagency amendments to official staff interpretations to clarify the method used to determine thresholds for exempting (1) certain consumer credit and lease transactions from the Truth in Lending Act and Consumer Leasing Act, respectively, and (2) certain small loans from the real estate appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgages, both based on changes in the consumer price index.

-Approved, November 7, 2016

(A/C)

Report on Debit Card Data — biennial report on the 2015 debit card market.

-Approved, November 21, 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 December 1, 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 30, 2016):  $4,491,381 (in millions of dollars). (On September 26, 2007, this amount was $900,473 (in millions of dollars)).

(See the release for further information.)

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