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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF N EW YORK
r Circular No. 3 2 2 4 "I
L Effective July 1, 1947 J

RESERVES OF MEMBER BANKS
To all Member Banks in the
Second Federal Reserve District:

This circular contains general information regarding the reserve requirements of member
banks with particular reference to the method of computing required reserves, and the making
of reports to us in this connection. Member banks in the territory assigned to the Buffalo
Branch should file reports directly with the Branch as in the past.
Statutory requirements

1. Section 19 of the Federal Reserve Act (hereinafter referred to as the “ A ct” ) requires
every member bank to maintain reserve balances with its Federal Reserve bank equal to
stated percentages of its demand and time deposits; and authorizes the Board of Governors
of the Federal Reserve System, by regulation, to define certain terms used in the Act, to change
the requirements as to reserves within certain stated limits, and to prescribe penalties for
deficient reserves.
Regulation D

2. Pursuant to section 19 of the Act, the Board of Governors has issued its Regulation D,
to which reference is made for complete details respecting reserve requirements, and for the
penalties prescribed for deficiencies in reserves. A Supplement to Regulation D sets forth
the reserve requirements applicable at any given time. In the event of any change in reserve
requirements, we will promptly notify our member banks of the change.
Establishment and maintenance of reserve balances

3. Reserve balances may be established and maintained by credits for deposits of cur­
rency and coin, of checks and other cash items, and of noncash items, and for advances and
discounts, transfers of funds, dividends paid on our capital stock, and other payments made
to and received and accepted by us for the account of a member bank. In this connection our
circulars in relation to the different types of transactions should be consulted. Subject to the
imposition of penalties for deficiencies in reserves, member banks are authorized by section 19
of the Act to check against and withdraw reserve balances for the purpose of meeting existing
liabilities.
Reports by member banks of deposits and required reserves

4. In order that we may know whether the reserves required of member banks are being
maintained, each member bank in the Second Federal Reserve District is required to file with
us, on forms furnished by us, periodical reports of its net demand and time deposits and reserve
required during the period covered by each report.




W eek ly reports b y central reserve and reserve city banks

5. Each member bank located in the Borough of Manhattan, the Borough of Brooklyn, or
the Borough of the Bronx, in the City of New York, or in the City of Buffalo, is required to make
a report for each weekly period ending on a Thursday. The report should be prepared on our
Form R.B. 20 in accordance with the instructions on the Form and should be dispatched
so as to reach us not later than the Monday following the end of the period covered by the report.
Sem im onthly reports b y country banks

6. Each member bank not required to file weekly reports as provided in paragraph 5 is
required to make a report for each of the half-month periods ending on the 15th day and the
last day of each month. The report should be prepared on our Form R.B. 13 in accordance
with the instructions on the Form and should be dispatched so as to reach us not later than the
5th day following the end of the period covered by the report.
Treatment of paid United States Savings Bonds

7. In preparing Form R.B. 20 or Form R.B. 13, a member bank which is qualified to make
payments in connection with the redemption of United States Savings Bonds should treat paid
bonds as follows:
(a) If the bank follows a practice of forwarding paid bonds to us on the day it makes
payment or on the following business day, it should treat such bonds as cash items in the
process of collection during the period prior to receipt of settlement from us, and should
include the amount of such bonds in Item 2(a) on Form R.B. 20 or R.B. 13;
(b) If the bank follows a practice of holding paid bonds for a longer period before
forwarding them to us, it should treat such bonds as cash items not in the process of
collection until the day they are forwarded to us, and should then treat them as cash items
in process of collection until receipt of settlement from us. Cash items not in process of
collection should not be reported on Form R.B. 20 or R.B. 13.
Daily computation of reserves

8. Form F.R. 414, which is reproduced on the following page, is furnished to member
banks to assist them in preparing the information as to deposits and reserves required to be
reported to us on Form R.B. 20 or R.B. 13. W e believe that member banks will find it helpful
to maintain on Form F.R. 414 a daily record of this required information and to transfer the
information to Form R.B. 20 or R.B. 13, as the case may be. Form F.R. 414 need not be filed
with us.
Effect of this circular on previous circular

9. This circular supersedes our Circular No. 3099 dated June 17, 1946, entitled “ Reserves
of Member Banks.”
Additional copies of this circular and copies of Forms R.B. 13, R.B. 20 and F.R. 414 will
be furnished upon request.




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Board of Governors of the
;deral
Federal Reserve Syst
System
Form F. R. 414
(Rev. May 1947)

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Form approved
Budget Bureau No. 55-R159.1

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COMPUTATION OF RESERVE TO BE CARRIED WITH THE
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK BY MEMBER BANKS
(For definitions of the terms gross demand deposits, deductions allowed in computing
reserves, cash items in process of collection, net demand deposits and time deposits,
see Regulation D of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.)

1.

GROSS D E M A N D

D E P O S IT S :

(a ) Dem and deposits of banks1........................................................................................... $ ..............................
(Corresponds to items 4 and 5 in Schedule E of June and December condition reports)
(b ) Other demand deposits.
(Corresponds to items 1, 2, 3 and 6 in Schedule E of June and December condition
reports)

2.

D E D U C T I O N S A L L O W E D IN C O M P U T I N G R E S E R V E S :
(a ) Cash items in process of collection, except to the extent included in
item 2-b (including checks with Federal Reserve Banks in process of
collection and checks on hand which will be presented for payment or
forwarded for collection on the follow ing business d a y ) ....................................
(Corresponds to item 1 in Schedule D of June and December condition reports)
(b ) Balances subject to immediate

withdrawal

due

from

other

banks

(including cash items forwarded to a correspondent bank for collec­
tion and credit and charged to “ Due from banks” , but excluding
balances due from Federal Reserve Banks, from foreign banks or
branches thereof, from foreign branches of domestic banks, or from
private ban ks)1 ........................................................................................................................
(Corresponds to item 2 in Schedule D of June and December condition reports)

3.

N E T D E M A N D D E P O S I T S (item 1 minus item 2 ) ..................................................................

4.

T IM E D E P O S IT S

......................................................................................................................................

(See Schedule F of June and December condition reports for items constituting time deposits)

5.

R E S E R V E R E Q U I R E D 2:
(a ) O n net demand deposits (item 3 above) :
Banks in central reserve c itie s ,.......... per c e n t;
Banks in reserve c itie s ,.......... per cent;
Banks located elsewhere, .......... per c e n t ......................................................................
(b ) O n time deposits (item 4 above) : .......... per ce n t..........................................................
(c)

T otal reserve to be maintained with Federal Reserve B an k ............................

Reciprocal interbank demand deposits with banks in the United States, except private banks and American branches of foreign
banks, must be reported net.
F or current required reserve percentages, see latest supplement to Regulation D.




(The schedules referred to above are set forth on the reverse side)

SCHEDULE D—CASH AND BALANCES WITH OTHER BANKS
(including reserve balance and cash items in process of collection)

D ollars

1. Cash items in process of collection, including exchanges for clearing house..........................................................

Cts.

1

2. Demand balances, excluding reciprocal balances, with banks in the U. S. (except private banks and American
2
3
4. Other balances with banks in the United States (including private banks and American branches of foreign banks)

4

5. Balances with banks in foreign countries (including balances with foreign branches of other American banks) ..

5
6

7. Reserve with Federal Reserve Bank...................................................................................... ........................................

7

8. TO TA L of items 3 to 7 (must agree with item 1 of “Assets” ) ....................................................................................

8

SCHEDULE E—DEMAND DEPOSITS
1. Deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations (must agree with item 13 of “Liabilities” ) ........................
War Loan and Series E bond accts........................................................

2(a )

— Other demand deposits of U. S. Govt....................................................

(b)

2. (a) Deposits of United States Government
(b )

”

”

”

”

”

1

3. Deposits of States and political subdivisions................................................................................................................. •
.
4. Deposits, excluding reciprocal balances, of banks in the U. S. (including private banks and American branches
of foreign banks)...........................................................................................................................

4
S

6. Certified and officers’ checks (including dividend checks), letters of credit and travelers’ checks sold for cash,
and amounts due to Federal Reserve Bank (transit account) (must agree with item 18 of “ Liabilities” ) ...........

6

7. T O T A L D EM AND D E P O S IT S ............................................................................

7

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SCHEDULE F—TIME DEPOSITS
1. Deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations (including $.................................... deposits accumulated
for payment of personal loans) (must agree with item 14 of “Liabilities” ) ..........................................................

1

2. Deposits of Lnited States Govt. $............................................. , Postal savings deposits $ .............................................

2

3. Deposits of States and political subdivisions..................................................................................

3

4. Deposits of banks in the United States (including private banks and American branches of foreign b a n k s)....

4

5. Deposits of banks in foreign countries (including balances of foreign branches of other American banks).........

5

6.

T O T A L TIM E D E P O S IT S ....................................................................................................................




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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF N EW YORK
June 13, 1947

TERMINATION OF WAR-TIME EXEMPTION FROM RESERVE REQUIREMENTS

To all Member Banks in the Second
Federal Reserve District:

Pursuant to the last sentence of section 19 of the Federal Reserve Act, until six months
after the cessation of hostilities of World War II as determined by proclamation of the Presi­
dent of the United States or concurrent resolution of tlie Congress, a member bank will not
be required to maintain reserves in respect of any balance held by it in a War Loan Deposit
Account or in a “ Series E, Bond Account.” On December 31, 1946, the President of tlie United
States proclaimed the cessation of hostilities of World War II effective as of noon on that
date. Accordingly, the war-time exemption from reserve requirements provided by section 19
of the Federal Reserve Act will expire on June 30,1947; and, effective July 1,1947, balances in
a War Loan Deposit Account and in a “ Series E, Bond Account” will be subject to reserve
requirements.
We are transmitting to you herewith a copy of our Circular No. 3224, effective July 1,
1947, entitled “ Reserves of Member Banks.” This circular, which takes account of the change
in reserve requirements referred to above, will supersede, on its effective date, our current
Circular No. 3099, dated June 17, 1946, on the same subject. Form F. R. 414 and the schedules
referred to therein, which are used in preparing the information as to deposits and reserves
required to be reported to us on Form R. B. 20 or R. B. 13, have been revised to conform to
this change in reserve requirements, and are reproduced on pages 3 and 4 of Circular No. 3224.
Forms R. B. 20 and R. B. 13 have also been revised to conform to such change.
Central reserve and reserve city banks should use our current Form R. B. 20 in reporting
for the weekly period beginning June 27 and ending July 3, 1947, and thereafter our revised
Form R. B. 20 should be used. In reporting on the current form for the week ending July 3,
1947, war loan deposits and deposits in a “ Series E, Bond Account” should be entered in
column 2 (c) on tlie lines opposite Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (June 27, 28, 29
and 30, respectively), but no entry in that column should be made for such deposits on the
lines opposite Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (July 1, 2 and 3, respectively). A supply
of the revised Form F. R. 414, and of our revised Form R. B. 20 will be sent to each such
reporting bank in time to prepare the report for the weekly period ending July 10, 1947.
Banks, other than central reserve and reserve city banks, should use our revised Form
R. B. 13 in reporting for the period beginning July 1 and ending on July 15,1947, and for each
reporting period thereafter. A supply of the revised Form F. R. 414, and of our Form R. B.
13 will be sent to each such reporting bank in time to prepare the report for the period ending
July 15, 1947.




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President.


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102