Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Banking Supervision & Regulation Publications

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Division of Banking Supervision & Regulation (BS&R) prepares periodic reports on banking trends and risks. While produced primarily for financial institutions and internal audiences, many of these reports also are made available to the public so others may gain some insight into issues and concerns of bank supervisors.

Supervisory Spotlight

This publication offers observations by the Division Director of Banking Supervision & Regulation on current banking and regulatory issues facing 12th District institutions.

March 2014: A New Approach to the Supervisory Spotlight

In this new format, we highlight a few of the topics that continue to keep some supervisors up at night, and provide links to more detailed information on these concerns.

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Asia Focus

This newsletter provides context and insight into current economic and financial sector developments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mobile Payments in Asia

This Asia Focus report explores the use of m-payments in Asia and evaluates the challenges it faces regarding wider adoption. Specifically, this report clarifies what an m-payment is, identifies which factors are facilitating and hindering the use of m-payments by consumers in certain economies of Asia, and summarizes key issues this new payment technology presents to government regulators.

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Banks at a Glance – Bank Profiles by State

These quarterly reports highlight key indicators of banking conditions within each of the nine states comprising the 12th Federal Reserve District.

Banks at a Glance supersedes the 12th District Banking Profile.

First Glance 12L

Quarterly reports highlighting key indicators of 12th District banking conditions.

First Glance 12L: Fourth Quarter 2013

The 4Q13 issue of First Glance 12L shows that many economic and banking metrics within the 12th District are getting close to “normal” levels (i.e., long-term non-recession average), but earnings and other challenges remain.

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Real Estate Lending Risks Monitor

This periodic report examines western real estate market conditions, bank lending concentrations, and loan quality indicators.

Current 12th District RE Conditions: May 2013

The 12th District RE Conditions report provides a high level overview of real estate market conditions in the 12th District based on results from FRBSF’s CRE and RRE Vitality models.

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Federal Reserve System Publications

Community Banking Connections offsite icon
A Federal Reserve System website and publication providing additional insight on recent supervisory and regulatory developments related to community banking.

Consumer Compliance Outlook offsite icon
A Federal Reserve System publication dedicated to providing information and analysis of current consumer compliance issues.

The Federal Reserve System: Purposes and Functions offsite icon
A Federal Reserve System publication that provides additional information on the Federal Reserve's history, responsibilities, and activities.

FRBSF Publications

Community Investments Magazine
This periodic publication focuses on current community development issues.
District Circular Letters
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco uses circular letters to communicate new policies and announcements to institutions in the Twelfth Federal Reserve District.

Educational Resources and Publications
A list of resources and publications for teachers and students.

ETC: Economic Trends and Conditions
A periodic overview of national and regional economic issues of relevance to financial institutions. This publication was discontinued as of September 2012, but see archived issues here. Visit the Reserve Bank's Economic Research Publications page for current economic data, analysis, and commentary.