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Federal Reserve Bank

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Federal Reserve System

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a U.S. federal banking system that is under the control of a central board of governors (Federal Reserve Board) with a central bank (Federal Reserve Bank) in each of 12 districts and that has wide powers in controlling credit and the flow of money as well as in performing other functions, as regulating and supervising its member banks.
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  • Each Federal Reserve Bank will be a central bank for the section of the country which it is to serve.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • The board will immediately notify the Federal Reserve Bank of the receipt of such notice.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • No Federal Reserve Bank may, however, be established until it has a subscribed capital stock of at least four million dollars.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • The Federal Reserve Bank shall, however, give a receipt for the stock surrendered.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • Subscribing banks, to be known as member banks, are required to keep a part of their reserve with their Federal Reserve Bank.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for Federal Reserve Bank

Federal Reserve System

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(in the US) a banking system consisting of twelve Federal Reserve Districts, each containing member banks regulated and served by a Federal Reserve Bank. It operates under the supervision of the Federal Reserve Board and performs functions similar to those of the Bank of England
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Federal Reserve Bank in Culture
Federal Reserve System (the Fed)

The central monetary authority of the United States. The Board of Governors supervises the twelve Federal Reserve banks, which deal with other banks rather than with the public. The system has many functions, including regulating interest rates.

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