Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending August 18, 2018; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending August 23, 2018


Of Note

(1) David Wilcox, Ph.D., Division Director, Research and Statistics, to retire year-end 2018.

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(2) The Center for Popular Democracy (also known as FED UP) visits Jackson Hole, Montana, the location of a closed-door conference of the Federal Reserve.

Also, see Popular Democracy’s report “The Full Employment Mandate of the Reserve: Its Origins and Importance.”


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 August 18, 2018, 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 without revision the Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with Regulation GG (Prohibition on Funding of Unlawful Internet Gambling) (FR 4026).

-Approved, August 15, 2018

 

Forms — final Board review of a proposal to extend with revision the Reporting Requirements Associated with Regulation QQ (Reg QQ).

-Approved, August 15, 2018

 

Forms — initial Board review to extend without revision the Supervisory and Regulatory Survey (FR 3052).

-Proposed, August 15, 2018

 

Forms — final Board review to extend without revision the Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with Changes in Foreign Investments (Made Pursuant to Regulation K) (FR 2064).

-Approved, August 15, 2018

Monetary and Financial Policy Term Deposit Facility — floating-rate offering of seven-day term deposits with an early withdrawal feature, same-day settlement, and a maximum tender amount of $250 million on August 23, 2018.

-Announced, August 16, 2018

Enforcement Capital Funding Bancorp, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland; and CFG Community Bank — cease-and-desist order dated October 31, 2011, terminated August 8, 2018.

-Announced, August 14, 2018

 

CommerceWest Bank, Irvine, California — cease-and-desist order dated April 12, 2016, terminated August 8, 2018.

-Announced, August 14, 2018

 

Flagstar Bancorp, Inc., Troy, Michigan — supervisory agreement issued by the Office of Thrift Supervision dated January 27, 2010, terminated August 14, 2018.

-Announced, August 16, 2018

 

HSBC North America Holdings, Inc., New York, New York — cease-and-desist order dated October 4, 2010, terminated August 7, 2018.

-Announced, August 14, 2018

 

NBRS Financial, Rising Sun, Maryland — final decision and order of prohibition against Jacob H. Goldstein, a former institution-affiliated party.

-Approved, August 15, 2018

 

Santander Holdings USA, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts — written agreement dated July 2, 2015, terminated August 14, 2018.

-Announced, August 16, 2018

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 23, 2018, 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 22, 2018):  $4,276,468 (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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