The orderly expansion and contraction of funding to members is one of the fundamental ways that Federal Home Loan Banks supports the economy. The amount of their funding, called "advances", rises and falls depending on demand and broader economic activity.

News/Events

News Releases

Broader FHLBank Mission Helps Create Sustainable, Healthy Communities Click Here...

FHLBanks Quarterly Numbers Show Strong Capital and Profits for Safety and Soundness -- Continued Service to Members and Local Communities Click Here...

Federal Home Loan Banks' Profitability Means Safety and Soundness - and Service to Local Lenders and U.S. Communities Click Here...

Federal Home Loan Banks' Financial Strength Continues to Lend Stability to U.S. Banking System Click Here

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

“Let’s Be Clear About What the Federal Home Loan Banks Are All About (A Healthy Financial System Depends On It!)” Download PDF

The Council of Federal Home Loan Banks today released the FHLBanks’ position paper on Housing Finance Reform Download PDF

Wholesale Funding by FHLBanks Strengthen Banking System Click Here

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

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

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

Council Statement on The Preliminary Unaudited Second Quarter 2012 Combined Financial Highlights for the Federal Home Loan Banks. Click Here...

Council Statement on The Preliminary Unaudited First Quarter 2012 Combined Financial Highlights for the Federal Home Loan Banks. Click Here...

John von Seggern's Statement on The Preliminary Unaudited 2011 Combined Financial Highlights for the Federal Home Loan Banks. Click Here...

Carl Wick, Chairman of the FHLBank of Cincinnati is elected Chairman of the Council. Click Here...

Statement on System Capital InitiativeDownload PDF

The Council of FHLBanks Comment on Year-end Financial Highlights Download PDF

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

 

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 Download PDF

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 Download PDF

October 12, 2011

Statement of Lee R. Gibson, Chairman, Council of Federal Home Loan Banks Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Financial Services Committee Download PDF

March 12, 2009

Statement of John von Seggern, President and CEO, Council of Federal Home Loan Banks Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Financial Services Committee Download PDF

 

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 Download PDF

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. Download PDF

February 2005

A Comparative Analysis of FHLBank Mortgage Lending
By Marsha J. Courchane and Darcy Steeg of Welch Consulting Download PDF

 

Letters and Speeches

October 8, 2014

Council Comment on Members of Federal Home Loan Banks Download PDF

October 22, 2012

Council Comment on Basel III Proposed Capital Rules Download PDF

September 24, 2012

Council Comment on NCUA’s Proposed Rule on Emergency Liquidity Sources for Credit Unions Download PDF

August 30, 2012

Council Response to FHFA’s Notice on the Use of Eminent Domain to Restructure Mortgages Download PDF

February 7, 2011

Council Comment on FHFA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on FHLBank Membership Download PDF

June 17, 2009

Tim Chrisman Addresses Global Financial Literacy Summit
The Power of Knowledge in an Economic Recovery Download PDF

April 22, 2009

Mick Guttau Addresses FHLBank Directors Conference
The Job We Do Download PDF

March 27, 2009

Public Comment to Financial Accounting Standards Board
Recognition and Presentation of Other-Than-Temporarily-Impairments Download PDF

March 27, 2009

Public Comment Letter to Financial Accounting Standards Board
Determining Whether a Market is Not Active and a Transaction Is Not Distressed Download PDF

November 7, 2008

Public Comment Letter to FDIC Download PDF


FHLBanks
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