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The financial services sector: boom and recession

The fluctuations in home construction (and prices) have been widely discussed, but swings in the financial services sector also are important elements of economic activity within U.S. states.
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The functions and future of retail banking

A look at the future of the retail banking industry by the president of the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank. President Jordan explains that as technology and deregulation transform the financial marketplace, it will be critical to understand the services that people desire and to explore banks' comparative advantages in supplying them.
Economic Commentary , Issue Sep

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Alternative measures of the Federal Reserve banks' cost of equity capital

The Monetary Control Act of 1980 requires the Federal Reserve System to provide payment services to depository institutions through the twelve Federal Reserve Banks at prices that fully reflect the costs a private-sector provider would incur, including a cost of equity capital (COE). Although Fama and French (1997) conclude that COE estimates are ?woefully? and ?unavoidably? imprecise, the Reserve Banks require such an estimate every year. We examine several COE estimates based on the CAPM model and compare them using econometric and materiality criteria. Our results suggests that the ...
Working Paper Series , Paper 2005-06

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How large has the federal financial safety net become?

Legislative and regulatory actions taken in response to the financial turmoil that occurred between 2007-2009 expanded the extent to which financial institution liabilities were protected by federal government guarantees, i.e., these actions expanded the federal financial safety net. How large has the safety net become? Walter and Weinberg (2002) measured and examined the size of the safety net as it stood in 1999. We estimate the size of the safety net as of the end of 2009, after the creation of a number of government programs meant to back financial liabilities. We use methods similar to ...
Economic Quarterly , Volume 96 , Issue 3Q , Pages 273-290

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Bringing the unbanked onboard

Millions of Americans have no traditional banking relationship. Recent changes in government policy have required a new look at how financial institutions can serve the nation's unbanked population. To win these potential customers over, banks must continue to tailor products and services to their needs and concerns.
Economic Commentary , Issue Jan

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Wide array of organizations oversees financial industry

Financial Update , Volume 15 , Issue Jan , Pages 8

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Competition: horizontal integration: general discussion

Proceedings – Payments System Research Conferences

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Atlanta Fed official outlines strategies for the new millennium

Financial Update , Volume 12 , Issue Apr

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Statement to Congress, February 11, 1999 (H.R. 10 and the need for financial reform)

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Apr , Pages 240-243

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