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Banker Training and Resources

On this page you will find a variety of resources, research and data to help bankers understand the latest banking and economic conditions in our five-state region and the nation.

Services

Ask the Fed

The Ask the Fed program is a system webinar series that features Fed experts and guest speakers covering the latest financial and regulatory developments for senior bankers and their boards of directors.

Bank Director’s Desktop

The online training curriculum is intended for new bank directors to support their development and better understand their role in bank oversight responsibilities.

Outlook Live

Outlook Live is the Federal Reserve System’s webinar series dedicated to consumer compliance matters. The webinar sessions are generally structured to help bankers in complying with federal consumer protection laws and regulations, as well as to discuss regulatory topics with a broader appeal to the financial services industry.

Partnership for Progress

This Federal Reserve System program was created to preserve and promote minority-owned institutions and enhance their ability to thrive in an increasingly competitive banking environment.

Resources

Board of Governors Speeches

Find the latest speeches from the Board of Governors chairman, vice chair, and other governors.

FFIEC Reports

Users can access a variety of interagency publications that include banking performance reports, quarterly financial reports, statistical releases, and reports related to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and the Community Reinvestment Act.

Federal Reserve Supervision and Regulation Report

The report summarizes banking conditions and the Federal Reserve's supervisory and regulatory activities, in conjunction with semiannual testimony before Congress by the Fed's Vice Chairman for Supervision. 

Regulatory News

Find recent developments, communications with the public, milestones, transaction data and more as it relates to regulatory reform.

Reserve Bank Presidents' Speeches

View speeches by recent presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Shared National Credits

The Shared National Credit (SNC) program assesses credit risks and trends as well as risk management practices associated with the largest and most complex credits shared by multiple regulated financial institutions.

Service Providers

The banking agencies have statutory authority to supervise third-party servicers that enter into contractual arrangements with their regulated financial institutions. The framework for service provider programs can be found on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors' website. A serviced state member bank can request a copy of the recent interagency report from this Reserve Bank for all examined service providers. However, the bank must first demonstrate that it had a valid and current contract with the provider as of the date of the examination.

Research

Seventh District Economic Research

Find information about the Seventh Federal Reserve District states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin; economic indicators; articles on Midwest issues; and news about conferences and projects.

Banking Publications

Community Banking Connections

This Federal Reserve System quarterly publication provides timely information on guidance, resources, and tools to help community banks across the United States.

Consumer Compliance Outlook

This Federal Reserve System publication is dedicated to consumer compliance issues.

Chicago Fed Letter

The Chicago Fed Letter newsletter features an essay on economic policy issues of regional or national interest.

AgLetter

This publication is a quarterly newsletter on agricultural land values and credit conditions, based on data from the Reserve Bank's survey.

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