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September 2004

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September 30, 2004 - Proposal for Comment - Agency Information Collection Activities (Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks: FFIEC 002 and Report of Assets and Liabilities of Non-U.S. Branches that are Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank: FFIEC 002S).   www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm 

September 30, 2004 - The Federal Reserve Board announced Thursday that the Consumer Advisory Council will hold its next meeting on Thursday, October 28. The meeting will take place in Dining Room E, Terrace level, in the Board's Martin Building. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/other/2004/20040930/default.htm 

September 30 2004 - The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday released the minutes of its discount rate meetings from July 19 through August 10, 2004. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/monetary/2004/20040930/default.htm 

September 30, 2004 - NCUA - Matz Encourages Credit Unions to Help Close America's Growing Homeownership Gap - NCUA Board Member says "Homeownership is no longer the American dream; it has become a mirage for millions of low-income families" Shiloh of Alexandria offers hope that even the smallest credit unions can offer affordable mortgages www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0930.htm 

September 29, 2004 - OTS Announces $1 Million Civil Money Penalty And Prohibition Order Against Former Savings Bank President - The Office of Thrift Supervision announced today the imposition of a $1 million civil money penalty and prohibition order against Robert DeMane, the former president and director of Dollar Savings Bank, a Newark, New Jersey, savings institution closed by OTS earlier this year. www.ots.treas.gov/docs/7/77441.html 

September 29, 2004 - NCUA - HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson to Keynote NCUA's Access Across America Economic Empowerment Summit - Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will deliver the keynote address at the National Credit Union Administration's Access Across America Economic Empowerment Summit in Tampa, Florida. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0929.htm 

September 29, 2004 - NCUA Chairman Johnson Says America's Credit Unions Are Making the American Dream a Reality for Members - America's credit unions are providing the on ramp of opportunity for more Americans to seize their American Dream through economic empowerment, says National Credit Union Administration Chairman JoAnn Johnson. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0928-3.htm 

September 29, 2004 - OCC Chief Counsel Spotlights Challenges and Opportunities Presented By New Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Reporting Requirements - Chief Counsel and First Senior Deputy Comptroller Julie L. Williams told bankers today that new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act reporting requirements present challenges, but also offer banks an opportunity to grow and enhance their business.
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=57CJ340Z.xml 
Attachment: http://www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2004-90a.pdf 

September 28, 2004 - Governor Susan Schmidt Bies - Challenges Facing the Accounting Profession Today To the Cincinnati Chapter of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Cincinnati, Ohio www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/speeches/2004/20040928/default.htm 

September 28, 2004 - NCUA Announces Appointment of Deputy Executive Director - National Credit Union Administration Executive Director J. Leonard Skiles announced today his selection of J. Owen Cole, Jr., as the Deputy Executive Director effective December 1, 2004.
www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0928-2.htm 

September 28, 2004 - OCC Announces New Electronic Interpretations and Actions - September 2004. www.occ.treas.gov/interp/sep04/intsep04.htm 

September 28, 2004 - OCC Encourages National Banks to Work with Customers Affected by Hurricane Jeanne - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has outlined measures to assist national banks and their customers affected by Hurricane Jeanne. The OCC regulates national banks.
www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=TVEANONK.xml 

September 28, 2004 - OFAC Sanctions Against Libya Lifted - Summary: The President of the United States has issued a new executive order that has lifted the sanctions against Libya. www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2004/fil10904.html 

September 28, 2004 - Estimating Capacity Utilization from Survey Data Norman Morin and John Stevens - In this paper, we review the history and concepts behind the Federal Reserve's measures of capacity and capacity utilization, summarize the methods used to construct the measures, and describe the principal source data for these measures--the Census Bureau's Survey of Plant Capacity. www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2004/200449/200449pap.pdf 

September 28, 2004 - Monetary Policy Alternatives at the Zero Bound: An Empirical Assessment Ben S. Bernanke, Vincent R. Reinhart, and Brian P. Sack - The success over the years in reducing inflation and, consequently, the average level of nominal interest rates has increased the likelihood that the nominal policy interest rate may become constrained by the zero lower bound. When that happens, a central bank can no longer stimulate aggregate demand by further interest-rate reductions and must rely on "non-standard" policy alternatives.  www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2004/200448/200448pap.pdf 

September 28, 2004 - Convenience or Necessity? Understanding the Recent Rise in Credit Card Debt - Kathleen W. Johnson - Economist disagree whether the recent increase in credit card debt has been detrimental to U.S. households. However, many rely on a measure of revolving credit published by the Federal Reserve, which captures transactions in which a credit card is used because of its advantages over cash or a check. www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2004/200447/200447pap.pdf 

September 28, 2004 - NCUA - Matz: Credit Unions Can Help Raise Members' Standard of Living - NCUA Board Member Discusses Opportunities with Credit Union Leaders at NAFCU Congressional Caucus www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/MA04-0928.htm 

September 28, 2004 - Safer, Smarter, More Secure $50 Bill Issued - Banks to Begin Distributing the Redesigned Note Today Newly redesigned $50 notes arrive at banks beginning today ready to make their way into circulation and consumer wallets. Today marks the day the Federal Reserve System distributes the new note to banks and thus into the public's hands. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/other/2004/20040928/default.htm 

September 27, 2004 - OCC Releases CRA Evaluations For 29 National Banks - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today released a list of Community Reinvestment Act performance evaluations that became public during the period of August 15, 2004 through September 14, 2004.
www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=TJ8ZDEL4.xml 

September 27, 2004 - OCC Allows National Bank Offices Affected by Hurricane Jeanne to Close - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today issued a proclamation allowing national bank offices affected by Hurricane Jeanne to close at their discretion.
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=GG5DEFYA.xml 
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2004-87a.pdf  
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September 17, 2004 - NCUA - Board Member Matz to Speak at Event Announcing Small Credit Union's Affordable Mortgage Partnership - Press conference on Sept. 30 with Shiloh of Alexandria FCU will explain how even the smallest CUs can offer affordable mortgages.  www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/MA04-0917.htm

September 17, 2004 - Steps to Help Rebuild Areas Affected by Recent Hurricanes and Severe Storms - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has announced a series of steps intended to facilitate the rebuilding process in areas damaged by the recent hurricanes and severe storms.  www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2004/fil10704.html 

September 17, 2004 -NCUA Activates Disaster Assistance for Hurricane and Tropical Storm Victims.  www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0917-2.htm 

September 17, 2004 - NCUA to host Access Across America Economic Empowerment Summit in Tampa, Florida - October 14th.  www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0917.htm

September 16, 2004 - NCUA - Agenda for the NCUA September 23, 2004 Board Meeting is Available.  www.ncua.gov/NCUABoard/Calendars/board_calendar/ag04-0923.htm

September 16, 2004 - National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman JoAnn Johnson announced today that the agency will host a Summit on Credit Union Capital at NCUA's Alexandria headquarters on Thursday, October 19th at 9:00 a.m.  www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0916-2.htm

September 16, 2004 - OCC Encourages National Banks to Work with Customers Affected by Hurricane Ivan - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has outlined measures to assist national banks and their customers affected by Hurricane Ivan.  www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=ZW6M1UF1.xml 

September 16, 2004 - FDIC Extends Comment Period for CRA Proposal - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has extended the public comment period on its proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act from September 20 to October 20 in order to ensure that as many interested parties as possible have time to comment.  www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2004/pr9904.html

September 16, 2004 - Household Debt Service and Financial Obligations Ratios - The household debt service ratio is an estimate of the ratio of debt payments to disposable personal income. Debt payments consist of the estimated required payments on outstanding mortgage and consumer debt.  www.federalreserve.gov/releases/housedebt/default.htm

September 16, 2004 - Governor Edward M. Gramlich - Oil Shocks and Monetary Policy At the Annual Economic Luncheon, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.  www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/speeches/2004/20040916/default.htm

September 16, 2004 - NCUA - Regulatory Alert 04-RA-11 - Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act.  www.ncua.gov/reg_alerts/2004/04-RA-11.pdf 

September 16, 2004 - National Credit Union Administration Issues Prohibition Order - The National Credit Union Administration has issued an Order of Prohibition for Denise M. Visvydas, a former loan officer with School Employees of Washington Credit Union, Spokane, Washington.
www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0916.htm

September 15, 2004 - Comptroller Hawke Addresses Japan Society. 
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=PMSE5YG2.xml
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2004-84a.pdf 

September 15, 2004 - NCUA - Fourth Annual NCUA Budget Briefing and Public Forum Set for October 12 - National Credit Union Administration announced today that the agency's fourth annual Budget Briefing and Public Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Alexandria headquarters Board room. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0915.htm 

September 15, 2004 - OTS Encourages Thrifts in Path of Hurricane Ivan to use Prudence in Protecting Employees while Assisting Customers in Need - The Office of Thrift Supervision today urged thrifts in the path of Hurricane Ivan to exercise the utmost care and caution to protect the personal safety of their employees while continuing to assist their customers in need. OTS asked thrifts to consider all reasonable steps available for maintaining operations for as long as prudently possible to assist customers' cash and financial needs in connection with hurricane preparation and evacuation procedures. www.ots.treas.gov/docs/7/77440.html 

September 15, 2004 - Truth in Lending Act: Annual Dollar Trigger for Certain Home Mortgage Loans Bearing Fees Above a Certain Amount - This bulletin announces that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System recently published in the Federal Register its annual amendment to its Regulation Z Commentary related to the dollar amount that triggers requirements for certain home mortgage loans subject to 12 CFR 226.32. www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/bulletin/2004-44.txt 

September 15, 2004 - Unauthorized Banking: Development & Holding Bank of Belize-Fictitious Internet Bank - This issuance notifies national banks and regulatory agencies that the OCC has been advised by the Central Bank of Belize that the Development & Holding Bank of Belize has not been granted a banking license and is not authorized to conduct the business of banking in or from Belize. www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/alert/2004-21.txt 

September 15, 2004 - OCC Announces Six Enforcement Actions and Two Terminations - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced six new enforcement actions taken against national banks and individuals currently and formerly affiliated with national banks and two terminations of existing enforcement actions. www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2004-83.htm 

September 15, 2004 - FDIC Launches Money Smart Interactive Computer-Based Instruction Product - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today announced the release of its award-winning Money Smart financial education curriculum in an interactive Computer-Based Instruction format on CD-ROM. The announcement was made at a rollout event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2004/pr9704.html 

September 15, 2004 - FRB Statistical Release G.20 Finance Companies www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g20/current/default.htm 

September 15, 2004 - Unauthorized Banking: Dom Mitra National Bank, Washington, D.C. - This issuance notifies national banks and regulatory agencies that the OCC has identified an entity named Dom Mitra claiming to be a national bank. This entity has been offering unauthorized banking services in the District of Columbia. Neither the OCC nor the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking has authorized such an entity to operate as a bank or to conduct any kind of banking activities. www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/alert/2004-20.txt 

September 15, 2004 - "Remittances: A Gateway to Banking for Unbanked Immigrants" describes how banks can use these products to attract unbanked immigrants into the banking system.
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=NL331QOR.xml 
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/cdd/Remittances1.pdf 

September 15, 2004 - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency provided guidance to national banks today on three specific credit card practices that the OCC regards as unacceptable because they may constitute unfair or deceptive acts or practices, or could otherwise expose a bank to compliance and reputation risk.
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=LHMID9OG.xml 
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/advisory/2004-10.doc 

September 15, 2004 - Michael J. Zamorski Honored with Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership - Michael J. Zamorski, Director of Supervision and Consumer Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is being honored September 14 with the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership, bestowed by American University's School of Public Affairs. Zamorski will accept the award at a ceremony and reception this evening at the American University campus. www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2004/pr9604.html 

September 15, 2004 - Industrial Production And Capacity Utilization - Industrial production rose 0.1 percent in August following an upwardly revised increase of 0.6 percent in July. www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g17/current/default.htm 

September 15, 2004 - Data Show Major Improvement in Credit Quality, Decreasing Volume of Loan Commitments - The quality of large syndicated bank loans showed marked improvement this year, according to the Shared National Credit review released today by federal bank and thrift regulators. Adversely rated loans continue to subside, although certain industries continue to have a high concentration of adversely rated loans.
Press Release: www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/bcreg/2004/20040915/default.htm 
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2004-82.htm 
Press Release: www.ots.treas.gov/docs/7/77439.pdf 
Press Release: www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2004/pr9804.html 

September 14, 2004 - NCUA - Matz Encourages Regulators to Help Credit Unions Reach New Markets - NCUA Board Member Focuses on Growth and Small CUs at NASCUS Conference. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0914-2.htm 

September 14, 2004 - The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced its approval of the proposal filed by SunTrust Banks, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, and SunTrust Bank Holding Company, Orlando, Florida, to acquire by merger National Commerce Financial Corporation, including its subsidiary depository institutions, National Bank of Commerce, NBC Bank, FSB, and First Market Bank, FSB, all in Memphis, Tennessee. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/orders/2004/20040914/default.htm 

September 14, 2004 - IRS Partner for Free California Workshop - The National Credit Union Administration announces today it is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service to host an Access Across America workshop for credit union officials and staff on September 30, 2004, in San Jose, Calif. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0914.htm 

September 13, 2004 - Interagency Informational Brochure on Internet "Phishing" Scams - The federal financial institution regulatory agencies have jointly published an informational brochure to help consumers identify and combat Internet "phishing" scams. www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2004/fil10304.html 

September 13, 2004 - The Federal Reserve Board on Monday requested public comment on proposed amendments to Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and the regulation's official staff commentary. The proposed revisions to the regulation would provide guidance regarding the rights, liabilities, and responsibilities of parties engaged in electronic check conversion transactions and would provide that payroll card accounts are "accounts" covered by Regulation E.
www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/bcreg/2004/20040913/default.htm 

September 13, 2004 - Financial Holding Companies - Under the Bank Holding Company Act, bank holding companies may elect to be financial holding companies. www.federalreserve.gov/GeneralInfo/FHC/default.htm 

September 10, 2004 -Chicago Fed President on Wages - The September 10 edition of the Financial Times editorial page featured an opinion piece by Chicago Fed President Michael Moskow on wages. www.chicagofed.org/news_and_conferences/news/2004_09_10_chicago_fed_president_on_wages.cfm 

September 10, 2004 - NCUA - SBA Deputy Administrator Melanie Sabelhaus to Deliver Keynote Address at NCUA's Access Across America Economic Empowerment Summit
www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0910.htm 

September 10, 2004 - OTS Lists 35 CRA Exams Scheduled For Fourth Quarter 2004 - The Office of Thrift Supervision announced today that 35 savings associations are scheduled for Community Reinvestment Act examinations during the fourth quarter of 2004. www.ots.treas.gov/docs/7/77438.html 

September 10, 2004 - OCC Allows National Bank Offices Affected by Hurricane Ivan to Close - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today issued a proclamation allowing national bank offices affected by Hurricane Ivan to close at their discretion.
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=C6URN5B1.xml 
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2004-79a.pdf 

September 10, 2004 - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has received complaints from consumers who have received an e-mail that appears to have been sent by the FDIC. The fraudulent e-mail requests that recipients update account information due to inactive accounts, frauds and spoof reports, and that failure to do so will result in closure of the recipient's bank account. www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2004/pr9504.html 
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September 10, 2004 - OTS Lists 35 CRA Exams Scheduled For Fourth Quarter 2004 - The Office of Thrift Supervision announced today that 35 savings associations are scheduled for Community Reinvestment Act examinations during the fourth quarter of 2004. www.ots.treas.gov/docs/7/77438.html 

September 10, 2004 - Governor Edward M. Gramlich - Introductory remarks At the 30th anniversary of the Neighborhood Housing Services of America, Washington, D.C. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/speeches/2004/20040910/default.htm 

September 9, 2004 - Community Reinvestment Act: Income Level, Median Family Income - This bulletin announces that the U.S. Census data were recently updated. This update reflects revisions by the Office of Management and Budget to the definitions and boundaries of MSAs and MDs. U.S. Census and 2004 HUD estimated median family incomes for MSAs, MDs, and nonmetro portions of each state are attached.
www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/bulletin/2004-43.txt 

September 9, 2004 - Comptroller Hawke Will Retire from Government on October 13 - John D. Hawke, Jr., the 28th Comptroller of the Currency, advised President Bush today that he would retire from government when his term of office expires on October 13. |
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=HF52K7RB.xml 
Attachment: http://www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2004-78a.pdf 
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2004-78b.pdf 

September 9, 2004 - Statement of Chairman Don Powell Regarding the Retirement of John D. Hawke, Jr., the Comptroller of the Currency and a Member of the FDIC Board of Directors www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2004/pr9404.html 

September 9, 2004 - Convenience or Necessity? Understanding the Recent Rise in Credit Card Debt Kathleen W. Johnson - Economist disagree whether the recent increase in credit card debt has been detrimental to U.S. household. Paper:  www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/FEDS/2004/200447/200447pap.pdf 
Paper:  www.federalreserve.gov/Pubs/FEDS/2004/200448/200448pap.pdf 

September 8, 2004 - FDIC Issues September List of Banks Examined For CRA Compliance - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today issued its monthly list of state nonmember banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act.   www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2004/pr9204.html 

September 8, 2004 - Statistical Release G.19 Consumer Credit - Consumer credit increased at an annual rate of 2-1/4 percent in the second quarter of 2004. Revolving credit contracted and nonrevolving credit posted a moderate gain. www.federalreserve.gov/Releases/G19/Current/default.htm 

September 8, 2004 - Beige Book Informal review by the Federal Reserve Banks of current economic conditions in their Districts www.federalreserve.gov/FOMC/BeigeBook/2004/20040908/Default.htm 

September 8, 2004 - Testimony of Chairman Alan Greenspan Economic outlook Before the Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representatives September 8, 2004. www.federalreserve.gov/BoardDocs/Testimony/2004/200409082/default.htm 

September 8, 2004 - Federal Bank, Thrift and Credit Union Regulatory Agencies Provide Brochure with Information on Internet "Phishing" - The federal bank, thrift and credit union agencies today announced the publication of a brochure with information to help consumers identify and combat a new type of Internet scam known as "phishing."
Press Release: www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/other/2004/20040908/default.htm 
Press Release: www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/JR04-0908.pdf 
Press Release: www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2004/pr9304.html
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?JNR=1&Doc=CYVFS1NN.xml 
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/consumer/PhishBrochFINAL-SCREEN.pdf 
Press Release: www.ots.treas.gov/docs/7/77437.html 

September 8, 2004 - Governor Mark W. Olson - Protecting the financial infrastructure Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/testimony/2004/20040908/default.htm 

September 7, 2004 - NCUA Activates Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Victims - The National Credit Union Administration has activated its disaster relief policy to assist credit unions and their members in areas where offices and homes were damaged and destroyed by wind, rain and flooding caused by Hurricane Frances. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0907-3.htm 

September 7, 2004 - NCUA - Community Leader to Join PALS Workshop with Senator Clinton on Oct. 11 in Rochester, N.Y. - Board Member Debbie Matz today announced that community leader Jean Howard, who runs a model welfare-to-work organization in inner-city Rochester, will be the luncheon speaker for NCUA's free Partnering and Leadership Successes workshop on Oct. 11. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0907-2.htm 

September 7, 2004 - NCUA Reschedules January 2005 Board Meeting - The National Credit Union Administration has rescheduled its January 2005 Board meeting from January 20 to Thursday, January 13. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0907.htm 

September 7, 2004 - OCC Encourages National Banks to Work with Customers Affected by Hurricane Frances - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has outlined measures to assist national banks and their customers affected by Hurricane Frances. www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=QZBZMNBC.xml

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September 3, 2004 - FRB Legal Interpretations - Grant of an exemption from the quantitative limits of section 23A of the Federal Reserve Act, 12 USC 371c. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/legalint/FederalReserveAct/2004/20040707/default.htm 

September 2, 2004 - NCUA Issues 2005 Board Meeting Schedule - The National Credit Union Administration Board today announces its 2005 meeting schedule. The Board plans to convene at 10 a.m. the second or third Thursday of each month (except August when the Board historically does not meet) on the following dates in 2005. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2004/NR04-0902.htm 

September 2, 2004 - FFIEC Information Technology Examination Handbook - This bulletin announces that the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council has issued two booklets that provide updated guidance on information technology operations and wholesale payment systems. These booklets complete the FFIEC Information Technology Examination Handbook series that updates and replaces the 1996 FFIEC Information Systems Examination Handbook.
Press release:  www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/bulletin/2004-40.txt 
Attachment:  http://www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/bulletin/2004-40a.pdf
FFIEC site:  http://www.ffiec.gov/ffiecinfobase/index.html

September 2, 2004 - Prohibition Against Interstate Deposit Production: Annual Loan-to-Deposit Ratios - This bulletin announces that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the OCC, and the FDIC recently issued the enclosed updated host-state loan-to-deposit ratios that the banking agencies will use to determine compliance with section 109 of the Riegle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994.
Press release:  www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/bulletin/2004-41.txt
Attachment:  http://www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/bulletin/2004-41a.pdf  

September 2, 2004 - OCC Allows National Bank Offices Affected by Hurricane Frances to Close - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today issued a proclamation allowing national bank offices affected by Hurricane Frances to close at their discretion.
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=ILWJ46SN.xml
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2004-75a.pdf 

September 2, 2004 - Statistical Release - Large Commercial Banks - Insured U.S.-Chartered Commercial Banks That Have Consolidated Assets of $300 Million or More, Ranked by Consolidated Assets as June 30, 2004 www.federalreserve.gov/releases/lbr/current/default.htm 

September 1, 2004 - NCUA - Letter to Credit Unions 04-CU-11 - Credit Union Financial Trends for the First Half of 2004 www.ncua.gov/letters/2004/04-CU-11.pdf 

September 1, 2004 - OCC Issues Fourth Quarter 2004 CRA Examination Schedule - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today released its schedule of Community Reinvestment Act examinations to be conducted in the fourth quarter of 2004.
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/scripts/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=2JRVSG7J.xml 
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/cra/craq404.pdf 

September 1, 2004 - Infobank, Minsk, Belarus - Subject of Primary Money Laundering Concern - The Department of the Treasury has designated Infobank, Minsk, Belarus (and its subsidiaries), to be a financial institution of primary money laundering concern and has issued a proposed special measure. www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2004/fil10204.html 

September 1, 2004 - First Merchant Bank OSH Ltd., Lefkosa/Nicosia, Cyprus - Subject of Primary Money Laundering Concern - The U.S. Department of the Treasury has designated First Merchant Bank OSH Ltd., Lefkosa/Nicosia, Cyprus (including its subsidiaries), to be a financial institution of primary money laundering concern and has issued a proposed special measure. www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2004/fil10104.html 

September 1, 2004 - FDIC Submits to Congress Legislative Request for Human Resources Flexibilities - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today submitted a request asking Congress to consider legislative changes designed to provide improved flexibilities in managing human resources. www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2004/pr9104.html 

September 1, 2004 - Statistical Release - G.5 Foreign Exchange Rates (Monthly) - The Table Below Shows The Average Rates Of Exchange In August 2004 Together With Comparable Figures For Other Months. Averages Are Based On Daily Noon Buying Rates For Cable Transfers In New York City Certified For Customs Purposes By The Federal Reserve Bank Of New York. www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g5/current/default.htm

 

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