The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
To the Chief Executive Officers of All State Member Banks, Bank Holding Companies, Edge & Agreement Corporations, and U.S. Branches & Agencies of Foreign Banks in the Second Federal Reserve District:
In a press release dated February 28, 2001, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) alerted financial institutions to major revisions to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which governs transactions involving the granting of credit secured by personal property and the sale of accounts and chattel paper. In states that have adopted it, the revised article will become effective July 1, 2001.1
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System issued a supervisory letter (pdf - 23kb) (SR 01-7) on April 2, 2001, containing further guidance on this matter.
Questions may be directed to your institutions relationship specialist at this Bank.
William L. Rutledge Executive Vice President
1 Thirty-six states have already adopted the revised Article 9. With regard to this district, it has been introduced in the 2001 legislatures of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.