The Beige Book is published eight times per year by the Federal Reserve Bank. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its district through reports from bank and branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by dstrict and sector. An overall summary of the 12 district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis.
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November 13 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing stronger consumer protections for users of prepaid cards. The proposal would require prepaid companies to limit consumers’ losses... >>more
November 17 - The Independent Community Bankers of America is calling on Congress to enact bipartisan regulatory and tax relief for community banks before the close of the 113th Congress. In a... >>more
November 3 - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has reported improving conditions among community national banks and federal savings associations (FSAs) supervised by the OCC's ... >>more
October 30 - Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving higher across the board this week and rebounding from the... >>more