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.
In July 2011, much of the Board's rule writing and some of its supervisory authority regarding consumer protection transferred to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act.
The Board retains supervisory authority regarding consumer protection for state member banks with assets of $10 billion or less (other than those that are affiliated with insured banks with assets of more than $10 billion), as well as responsibility for examinations of all state member banks, regardless of asset size, for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act, Fair Housing Act, and Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act.