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Federal Reserve Supervision Outreach Resources for Bankers

Maintaining the spread between interest income and interest expense, deposit growth, liquidity, and cybersecurity lead a list of community bankers’ top concerns, according to an annual survey. Several of these concerns spiked from their rankings in the 2022 survey, an indicator of how much the banking environment has changed over the last year.

U.S. banking supervisors are asking the nation’s bankers to evaluate the liquidity risk inherent in their banks’ current operations and to have contingency funding plans in place and ready to execute in the event of liquidity shortfalls.1 That guidance is spelled out in an updated interagency policy statement issued in July.

The U.S. banking system is sound and resilient, with strong capital and liquidity, according to the latest report on bank supervision and regulation released in May by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Nevertheless, bank supervisors are actively monitoring risks associated with credit, liquidity and interest rates. These risks have risen in 2023 because of prevailing economic conditions and uncertainty about the future path of the economy.

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Take Five is a popular video series featuring St. Louis Fed senior business economist  Kathleen Navin. In each video, Navin provides a quick, concise synopsis of the most recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).