Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Bank Materials

Overview

The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public interest. The Federal Reserve:

  • conducts the nation’s monetary policy;
  • promotes the stability of the financial system and seeks to minimize and contain systemic risks;
  • promotes the safety and soundness of individual financial institutions;
  • fosters payment and settlement system safety and efficiency; and
  • promotes consumer protection and community development through consumer-focused supervision and examination.

This page includes the principal materials directly relevant to the Federal Reserve and its regulations.

On the left side of the page are the Statutes under which the Federal Reserve has principal rulemaking authority and the Federal Reserve's rules.

The top right of the page, under Developments, provides tools to keep Cabinet members current on regulatory developments at the Federal Reserve: the Cabinet's regulatory news and links to the Cabinet Trackers for Change Management and for Rules in Transition, each of which can be filtered by agency. To see a calendar of events, go to the Calendar Page and select the Banking Regulatory Calendar. We also provide a link to the agency's Twitter feed.

Further down the right side of the page are the regulatory materials published by the Federal Reserve and its staff, as well as Federal Reserve enforcement actions.

To see similar materials for the other principal banking regulators, see the topic pages for each of the CFPB, the FDIC, the OCC, the NCUA, and New York State and the NYDFS. See also the Banking Materials topic page, which is a composite of the regulatory materials for all of the listed agencies.

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