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Freedom of Information Office

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

FOIA Reading Rooms

Electronic Reading Room

Pending Bank Holding Company and Change in Bank Control Applications

H.2A release
Notice of formations and mergers of, and acquisitions by, bank holding companies; change in bank control.

Final Opinions and Orders

Actions of the Board, Its Staff, and the Federal Reserve Banks; Applications and Reports Received

H.2 release
Actions of the Board, its staff, and the Federal Reserve Banks; applications and reports received.

Press releases
Orders on Banking Applications
Enforcement actions
1996 Enforcement actions
Legal interpretations

Policy Statements

Regulatory Burden Reduction (PDF)
Banking and Consumer Regulatory Policy
Consumer Affairs letters
Consumer Affairs letters address significant policy and procedural matters related to the Federal Reserve System's consumer compliance supervisory responsibilities
Supervision and regulation (S&R) letters
S&R letters address significant policy and procedural matters related to the Federal Reserve System's supervisory responsibilities.
Federal Reserve Bulletin
Policy Action Summaries
Monetary Policy
Payment System Risk Policy
Federal Reserve's Key Policies for the Provision of Financial Services

Staff Manuals and Instructions to Staff

Frequently Requested records

Capital One-ING
List of financial holding companies
List of section 20 securities subsidiaries
Statistics: Releases and Historical Data
National Information Center (NIC) Web site
Comprehensive information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest, including domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the United States.

Congressional Communications

Public records

News and events
Meetings of the Board of Governors
Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations
Economic research and data
Statistics, surveys and reports, staff studies, and working papers.
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data (HMDA)
Beneficial Ownership Reports
"Insider reports" that collect information on the beneficial ownership of equity securities pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Regulations
A brief description of each of the Board's regulations pertaining to a wide range of banking and financial activities, with a link to the full text of the regulation.
Working papers
Reports to Congress
Beige Book
Summary of information gathered by each Federal Reserve Bank on current economic conditions by District and sector.

Federal Reserve Budget records

Major Information Systems

Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank (CALL Reports)
This report collects basic financial data of commercial banks in the form of a balance sheet, an income statement, and supporting schedules. The Report of Condition schedules provide details on assets, liabilities, and capital accounts. The Report of Income schedules provide details on income and expenses. This report is a primary source of financial data used for the supervision and regulation of banks, and is used as an editing benchmark for many other reports.

FIRMA
The Federal Reserve Integrated Records Management Architecture (FIRMA) maintains electronic versions of Federal Reserve Board records. Collections include those of general interest to Board staff, such as speeches and testimony, press releases, and the Internal Administrative Procedures Manual, as well as more specialized collections related to the Board's major functions, such as bank applications, inspection and examination reports, and Congressional correspondence.

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)
The HMDA reports provide information regarding home mortgage lending activity, and the PMIC reports provide mortgage insurance activity data from private mortgage insurance companies.

National Information Center Data (NIC)
The National Information Center (NIC) provides comprehensive information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest including both domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the U.S. The NIC includes the organizational structure of financial institutions and financial information for some of those institutions. Historical information is available on the structure of all the institutions. Financial information is available for selected time periods.

Uniform Bank Performance Report
The Uniform Bank Performance Report (UBPR) is an analytical tool created for bank supervisory, examination, and management purposes. In a concise format, it shows the impact of management decisions and economic conditions on a bank's performance and balance-sheet composition. The performance and composition data contained in the report can be used as an aid in evaluating the adequacy of earnings, liquidity, capital, asset and liability management, and growth management. Bankers and examiners alike can use this report to further their understanding of a bank's financial condition, and through such understanding, perform their duties more effectively.

Federal Reserve Board publications
This system includes publications prepared by the 12 Federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. These materials are designed to increase public understanding of the functions and operations of the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy, financial markets, and institutions, consumer finance, and the economy.

Electronic Records Management System

E-Gov Reporting

Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) FOIA Service Center

Conventional Reading Room

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Room M-P-500, Martin Building
20th & C Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Phone (202) 452-3684/3685
Fax (202) 872-7565

The office is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Call (202) 452-3684 for access information.
FOIA administrative contact: Jeanne McLaughlin

Public documents are also available from the Public Affairs Information Room, located on the Ground Floor, C Street entrance of the Eccles Building, and from Publications Services

Last update: February 5, 2014