The banking sector is both regulated and supervised, a key difference between banking and the rest of the regulated sectors in the economy.  Supervision happens behind the veil of confidential supervisory information in ways that are both appropriate and concerning.[1]  The scope of what is appropriate and what is
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The Federal Reserve has opened the Main Street Lending Program to nonprofits. Main Street loans are complicated, and the fact that Main Street’s nonprofit lending facilities were bolted onto an existing framework for profit-driven corporations adds another layer of complexity. We hope this memo helps clarify the program and serves
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Our memo delivers key takeaways on the Federal Reserve’s recent announcement about its research into central bank digital currency, along with some useful resources. We also place the Federal Reserve’s recent announcement, in a speech by Governor Lael Brainard, in the overall international context.

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The Federal Reserve’s recent updates to its regulations on confidential supervisory information and availability of information under the Freedom of Information Act include several meaningful modifications to adapt these rules for the digital age of emails, data rooms and slide decks and the modern organizational structure and operations of banking
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We have updated our visual memo on the Main Street Program and our memo on the legal architecture of the Main Street Program to reflect the expansion of the program and the revised program documents that the Federal Reserve announced this week. The visual memo provides an overview of the
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The Federal Reserve announced on May 11 a revised term sheet and FAQs for its Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), which will provide up to $500 billion of direct support to states and local governments to help them manage cash flow stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Relative to
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Updated May 7, 2020

We have updated Davis Polk’s table summarizing the Federal Reserve’s actions to address the coronavirus crisis, with embedded links to the primary materials on the Federal Reserve’s website.

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The Federal Reserve has taken temporary measures (and has published FAQs) to (1) lift the net debit cap on and waive fees for daylight overdrafts for financially sound depository institutions, including U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations, and (2) provide a streamlined approval process for other depository
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The Federal Reserve announced on April 27 the expansion of its Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), which will provide up to $500 billion of direct support to states and local governments to help them manage cash flow stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Key features of the MLF as
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We have published a new deck on the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, including information on the Federal Reserve’s liquidity facility.

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