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December 29, 2008 S&R Perspectives Newsletter: Winter 2008

Read about the initiatives undertaken to address the financial crisis in the first issue of S&R Perspectives. The electronic newsletter also reports on risk management, a program for minority and de novo banks and efforts to fight fraud.

December 8, 2008 Update to Fraud Awareness Information

The Fraud Awareness section of the Richmond Fed Web site has been updated with information about a type of fraud that has emerged recently: mortgage foreclosure rescue scams.

November 13, 2008 New Banking Supervision & Regulation Newsletter

The Richmond Fed's Banking Supervision & Regulation department is introducing a new newsletter in December.

October 28, 2008 Wire Transfer Fraud Message

WARNING: We have noticed increased fraudulent wire transfer activity throughout the Fifth District.

October 27, 2008 FBI Statement Regarding Threatening Letters Received at Financial Institutions

The Federal Reserve System has been asked by the FBI to forward to its supervised institutions the following emergency supervisory message pertaining to an actual or potential critical situation affecting the banking industry. The Federal Reserve has no additional information regarding this situation.

October 20, 2008 Agencies Encourage Participation in Treasury's Capital Purchase Program, FDIC's Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program

The federal banking and thrift regulatory agencies encourage all eligible institutions to use the Treasury Department's Capital Purchase Program and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program.

October 17, 2008 Agencies Announce Decision on Regulatory Capital Impact of Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Preferred Stock

The federal banking and thrift regulatory agencies announced today that they will allow banks, bank holding companies, and thrifts (collectively, "banking organizations") to recognize the effect of the tax change enacted in Section 301 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) in their third quarter 2008 regulatory capital calculations.

October 16, 2008 FDIC Announces Series of Banker Calls on Its Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program

Beginning today, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will hold the first in a series of conference calls with the banking industry to answer technical questions regarding the newly announced Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program.

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