This report collects weekly data on the outstanding amount of selected balance sheet items, including items on loans, securities, and borrowings, from a sample of member and nonmember domestically chartered commercial banks and U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. Data collected on this report parallel the quarterly Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report).
Purpose: Data from this report are used in conjunction with other data to construct estimates of bank credit, sources and uses of bank funds, and a balance sheet for the entire banking system. These statistics are used to analyze current banking and monetary conditions.
This report originated as the monthly FR 635 in January 1946, as a data source for smaller member banks. Over the years, the report has undergone numerous revisions in response to changes in economic and banking conditions, regulations, and economic policy. Its reporting frequency was increased to weekly in 1969 for accurate and timely construction of the key series used to analyze current banking developments. Between 1984 and July 2009, the format of the report remained virtually unchanged, though new data items were added to the reporting form at periodic report renewals. In July 2009, the FR 2644 report was combined with the other two bank credit reports, the FR 2416, Weekly Report of Assets and Liabilities for Large Banks, and the FR 2069, Weekly Report of Assets and Liabilities for Large U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks. Panel coverage was expanded to encompass that of the original three reports: both large and small domestically chartered commercial banks plus U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. The revised reporting form contained 34 data items, designed to provide more data item detail for small domestically chartered commercial banks and U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. The latest revision, in January 2015, increased the reporting form to 37 data items to capture greater loan detail.
The panel consists of an authorized random stratified sample of about 875 domestically chartered commercial banks and U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. Participation is voluntary.
Weekly, as of the close of business each Wednesday, providing for accurate and timely construction of the key series used to analyze current banking developments.
Aggregate data are published in the weekly Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States (H.8) statistical release (www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/releases/statisticsdata.htm). Microdata are confidential.