Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending December 24, 2016; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending December 29, 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 December 24, 2016, is below.

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

Category Action Taken
Forms Forms — final Board review to extend with revision the Capital Assessments and Stress Testing information collection (FR Y-14A/Q/M).

-Approved, December 19, 2016



Regulations and Policies Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) — final rule to implement public disclosure requirements for depository institution holding companies and nonbank financial companies subject to the LCR requirements, and extension of compliance period for companies newly subject to the modified LCR rule.

-Approved, December 18, 2016


Rules Regarding Availability of Information — interim final rules with requests for comment by the Board and the Federal Open Market Committee to amend their regulations for processing requests under the Freedom of Information Act to reflect provisions of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.

-Announced, December 23, 2016



Reserve Bank Operations Reserve Bank Directors — designation of chairs and deputy chairs of the Federal Reserve Banks for 2017, and associated reappointments of directors.

-Approved, December 7, 2016




Enforcement Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Bilbao, Spain; and BBVA Securities, Inc., New York, New York — issuance of a consent order of assessment of a civil money penalty.

-Approved, December 19, 2016


Cole Taylor Bank, Chicago, Illinois — cease-and-desist order dated June 26, 2014, terminated December 1, 2016.

-Announced, December 22, 2016


Regions Bank, Birmingham, Alabama — issuance of a notice of prohibition against Richard Henderson and Philip Cooper, former institution-affiliated parties of Regions Bank.

-Approved, December 19, 2016


Rock Bancshares, Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas, and Heartland Bank — written agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

-Announced, December 20, 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 29, 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 December 21, 2016):  $4,497,326 (in millions of dollars). (On September 26, 2007, this amount was $900,473 (in millions of dollars)).

(See the release for further information.)