NEWS

CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY

FHLBANK-RELATED RESEARCH

LETTERS AND SPEECHES

NEWS

Federal Home Loan Banks Announce $1 Million Relief Fund for Communities Impacted by Hurricane Irma

The Council of Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) today announced that the FHLBanks have established a $1 million relief fund to help communities in Florida and the Southeast, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.     READ MORE >

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FHLBanks Announce $1 Million for Harvey Disaster Relief

The Council of Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) today announced that the FHLBanks will donate
$1 million toward immediate disaster relief efforts to support the people and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.    
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2016 First Quarter Operating Highlights 

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2015 Operating Highlights Show Liquidity Needs of FHLBank Members Continue Strong

The results reported in today's preliminary unaudited yearend 2015 combined operating highlights for the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) demonstrate that they continue to meet a variety of their members’ needs for liquidity in an uncertain economic environment, according to John von Seggern, President and CEO of the Council of FHLBanks.     READ MORE >

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New Numbers Show FHLBanks’ Profitability and Capital Levels Mean Continued Strong Support for U.S. Economy and Communities

The FHLBanks’ 2015 third quarter combined operating highlights released today speak to how the FHLBanks’ continued financial strength serves housing and community investment throughout the U.S., according to the head of the Council of FHLBanks.     READ MORE >

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FHLBanks Report Shows Continued Financial Strength; AHP 25th Anniversary Celebrated

Today’s report by the Office of Finance of the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) shows continued financial strength and stability among the 11 FHLBanks, according to John von Seggern, President and CEO of the Council of FHLBanks. The preliminary unaudited second quarter 2015 combined operating highlights were released the same month that the FHLBanks celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Affordable Housing Program (AHP).     READ MORE >

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FHLBanks Report Confirms Continued Reliable Liquidity for Local Communities

The Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) preliminary unaudited first quarter 2015 combined operating highlights reported today by the FHLBanks’ Office of Finance show continued stability in the nationwide system of wholesale regional banks, according to John von Seggern, President and CEO of the Council of FHLBanks.     READ MORE >

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New Numbers Show FHLBanks' "Diverse and Robust Membership" Means Greater Access to Credit

The FHLBanks' fourth quarter and annual 2014 combined operating highlights released today speak to how well the FHLBanks' congressionally-mandated mission is working, said John von Seggern, President and CEO of the Council of FHLBanks.     READ MORE >

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Broader FHLBank Mission Helps Create Sustainable, Healthy Communities

The results reported in today's preliminary unaudited third quarter 2014 combined operating highlights for the FHLBanks demonstrate that they are fulfilling their congressionally mandated role to provide a reliable source of liquidity for local lenders lending to families, farms and businesses for housing, jobs and economic growth, according to John von Seggern, President and CEO of the Council of FHLBanks.     READ MORE >

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FHLBanks Quarterly Numbers Show Strong Capital and Profits for Safety and Soundness—Continued Service to Members and Local Communities

The results reported in today's preliminary unaudited second quarter 2014 combined operating highlights for the FHLBanks indicate that the 12 regional cooperatives are fulfilling their publicly mandated role to provide reliable funding and liquidity to  member institutions nationwide, according to John von Seggern, President and CEO of the Council of FHLBanks.     READ MORE >

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FHLBanks' Profitability Means Safety and Soundness—and Service to Local Lenders and U.S. Communities

FHLBanks' Financial Strength Continues to Lend Stability to U.S. Banking System

FHLBanks Third Quarter Number Show Community Lenders Gaining Broad Access to Credit

“Let’s Be Clear About What the FHLBanks Are All About (A Healthy Financial System Depends On It!)”

The Council of FHLBanks today released the FHLBanks’ position paper on Housing Finance Reform

Wholesale Funding by FHLBanks Strengthen Banking System

As Washington Eyes Restructuring, Policy Leaders Consider Parts of Financial System That Work

Basel III Capital Proposed Rules: Council Written Statement Submitted for the House Financial Services Subcommittees' — November 29, 2012 Hearing

Basel III Capital Proposed Rules: Council Written Statement Submitted for the Senate Banking Committee — November 14, 2012 Hearing

Council Statement on The Preliminary Unaudited Second Quarter 2012 Combined Financial Highlights for the FHLBanks

Council Statement on The Preliminary Unaudited First Quarter 2012 Combined Financial Highlights for the FHLBanks

John von Seggern's Statement on The Preliminary Unaudited 2011 Combined Financial Highlights for the FHLBanks

Carl Wick, Chairman of the FHLBank of Cincinnati is elected Chairman of the Council

Statement on System Capital Initiative

The Council of FHLBanks Comment on Year-End Financial Highlights

Council of FHLBanks statement on Obama Administration's housing finance white paper

CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY

NOVEMBER 5, 2013

Statement of Richard S. Swanson, President and CEO, FHLBank of Des Moines on behalf of the Council of FHLBanks, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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JULY 23, 2013

Statement of Andrew J. Jetter, President and CEO, FHLBank of Topeka Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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OCTOBER 12, 2011

Statement of Lee R. Gibson, Chairman, Council of FHLBanks Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Financial Services Committee

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MARCH 12, 2009

Statement of John von Seggern, President and CEO, Council of FHLBanks Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Financial Services Committee

FHLBANK-RELATED RESEARCH

SEPTEMBER 2005

Do Federal Home Loan Bank membership and advances increase bank risk-taking?

By Dusan Stojanovic, Mark D. Vaughan and Timothy J. Yeager

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FEBRUARY 2005

The Impact of Advances on Federal Home Loan Bank Portfolio Lending: A Statistical Analysis

By John A. Tuccillo, Ph. D., Frederick E. Flick, Ph. D., and Michelle R. Ranville, M.A.

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FEBRUARY 2005

A Comparative Analysis of FHLBank Mortgage Lending

By Marsha J. Courchane and Darcy Steeg of Welch Consulting

LETTERS AND SPEECHES

MAY 13, 2015

Steven F. Rosenbaum Addresses the 2015 Annual Directors Conference

"An Economic Ecosystem for Real People in Real Places"

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OCTOBER 8, 2014

Comment Letter on FHFA Proposal on FHLBank Membership

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OCTOBER 22, 2012

Comment Letter on Basel III Proposed Capital Rules

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

Comment Letter on NCUA’s Proposed Rule on Emergency Liquidity Sources for Credit Unions

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AUGUST 30, 2012

Comment Letter to FHFA’s Notice on the Use of Eminent Domain to Restructure Mortgages

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FEBRUARY 7, 2011

Comment Letter on FHFA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on FHLBank Membership

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JUNE 17, 2009

Tim Chrisman Addresses Global Financial Literacy Summit

"The Power of Knowledge in an Economic Recovery"

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APRIL 22, 2009

Mick Guttau Addresses FHLBank Directors Conference

"The Job We Do"

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MARCH 27, 2009

Comment Letter to Financial Accounting Standards Board
"Recognition and Presentation of Other-Than-Temporarily-Impairments"

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MARCH 27, 2009

Comment Letter to Financial Accounting Standards Board

"Determining Whether a Market is Not Active and a Transaction Is Not Distressed"

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NOVEMBER 7, 2008

Comment Letter to FDIC

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