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Is Fintech Changing Banking Supervision?

Financial technology is changing the dynamics of banking and how financial institutions deliver their products and services. Even though the Fed doesn’t regulate these companies as a general rule, banking regulators are closely watching fintech. Here’s why.

Economic Letter

Fed Policy Liftoff and Emerging Markets

Posted July 18, 2016

Following news in 2015 that the Fed was likely to begin raising the short-term policy interest rate, net capital losses in emerging economies intensified. Many also experienced large currency depreciations. This was similar to experiences following the 2013 “taper tantrum.” In both episodes, financial market reactions depended in part on the economic situation in each emerging economy.

From the President

Now That Winter Is Over, Springtime Is on My Mind

May 13, 2016

Presentation to the Sacramento Economic Forum
Sacramento, California

From Executive Leaders

Tailoring, Fintech, and Risk Culture: The Talk of the (Community Banking) Town

April 4, 2016

Speech to the Western Independent Bankers Annual Conference for 
Bank Presidents, Senior Officers & Directors
Waikoloa, Hawaii

FedViews

Economic Outlook

July 18, 2016

John Fernald, senior research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of July 14, 2016.

From the Board

Beige Book

July 13, 2016

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District

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