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
This page includes the principal materials directly relevant to the Federal Reserve and its regulations. To see similar materials for the other principal banking regulators, see the topic pages for each of the see the topic pages for each of the CFPB, the FDIC, the NCUA, and the OCC. See also the Banking Overview topic page.