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FR 2052a Complex Institution Liquidity Monitoring Report Submission to the Federal Reserve

On December 1, 2021, the Federal Reserve finalized changes to the FR 2052a (6G) report effective May 1, 2022, for banking organizations subject to Category I standards and October 1, 2022, for banking organizations subject to Category II–IV standards.  The Federal Register Notice can be found here.

An informational Ask the Fed® session on Thursday, January 27, 2022, will walk through the technical documentation and XML schema intended to assist firms in developing data files to ensure successful transmission to the Federal Reserve Bank.  The final instructions, the XML schema that implements these instructions, supporting technical documentation, sample XML files and other supporting materials can be found below. 


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Partners in Innovation Community Banks and Fintech Firms

Carl White

Financial technology, or fintech, is changing how consumers and businesses bank. While digital banking options like mobile check deposit and automatic bill payment have been available for about 20 years, other services made possible by fintech—such as digital wallets and person-to-person payments—are relatively recent and are increasingly being adopted by banks of all sizes. Thus far most banks, especially community banks, have opted to partner with fintech firms to provide these services to their customers.

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Slow, Steady Decline in the Number of U.S. Banks Continues

Bill Emmons 2020

The vast majority of commercial banks that have ever operated in the U.S. have disappeared. Since its all-time high of 30,456 in 1921, the bank population had declined to only 4,377 at the end of 2020, a decline of about 86%. Even since 1934, after the 1933 bank holiday closed thousands of banks and the newly established Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) stabilized the banking system, the bank population has declined by 71%, or 10,973 institutions.

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