Supervision & Credit

Advancing financial stability and the safety and soundness of financial institutions

What We Do

Centers & Groups

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Risk and Policy Analysis Unit

The Risk and Policy Analysis Unit (RPA) conducts research and analysis to support the Federal Reserve System's supervisory efforts, the System's development and implementation of regulatory policy, and the System's formation of monetary policy.

Services & Resources

Applications

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Applications Unit is responsible for processing applications and notices submitted to the Federal Reserve System pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended, and the Federal Reserve Act.

Federal Reserve Membership

Any state-chartered mutual or stock-formed bank may become a member of the Federal Reserve System. The twelve Reserve Banks supervise member banks under the System's mandate to assure strength and stability in domestic markets and the banking system.

Financial Institution Reports

The Federal Reserve System relies on the timely and accurate filing of report data by domestic and foreign financial institutions.

Discount Window

The Discount Window functions as a safety valve in relieving pressures in reserve markets and helps to assure the basic stability of financial markets. It is administered in each Federal Reserve District for the District’s depository institutions.

Payment System Risk

The Federal Reserve Board’s Payment System Risk Policy is intended to assist Reserve Banks and depository institutions in controlling risk.

Reserve Account Management

Federal Reserve Banks monitor reserve accounts to ensure compliance with reserve and clearing balance requirements

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