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.
Regional & Community Outreach connects the Bank to Main Street via structured dialogues and two-way conversations on small business, mortgages, and household credit.
Economic Education improves public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy implementation, and promoting financial stability through the Museum and programs for K-16 students and educators, and the community.
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.