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Q4 2019 Economic Update Article Q4 2019 Economic Update Each quarter our Member Strategies Team takes an in-depth look at the economic issues facing the nation while providing a unique commentary on the effects they may have on our members. System Video: Accepting eNotes Webinar System Video: Accepting eNotes This year, the System is accepting eNotes as pledged collateral. View a detailed description of the steps your institution will need to take to prepare to accept certain types of mortgage collateral. What Is an eNote? Webinar What Is an eNote? The overview of eNotes, provided by the Federal Home Loan Bank System. System Webinar: Understanding eNotes Webinar System Webinar: Understanding eNotes The requirements and guidelines of eNotes from FHLB Des Moines, Understanding eNotes Webinar. Looking Back at MPF in 2019 Article Looking Back at MPF in 2019 Now that 2019 (and and entire decade) is in the books, we want to share a few of the success metrics we saw over the last year and throughout the lifespan of the MPF® Program. Advance Transactions Guide Article Advance Transactions Guide Ready to take out a FHLB Des Moines Advance? Here are the steps you should take to initiate the process. Strategies and Tools to Maximize Performance and Manage Risk Article Strategies and Tools to Maximize Performance and Manage Risk Sound balance sheet management and funding strategies play a critical role in achieving the balance you need to make the loans your customers want and provide safe, rewarding deposit opportunities. We can help you with both through our Strategies Team and their tools. MPF Xtra® 3D: Getting Started Article MPF Xtra® 3D: Getting Started MPF Xtra 3D is an MPF Xtra product option which provides down payment and closing cost assistance for creditworthy borrowers whose income used for qualifying purposes is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (“AMI”) limits. Q3 2019 Economic Update Article Q3 2019 Economic Update Each quarter our Member Strategies Team takes an in-depth look at the economic issues facing the nation while providing a unique commentary on the effects they may have on our members. Common Misconceptions of Community Investment Advances Article Common Misconceptions of Community Investment Advances Are you maximizing your community impact on housing and economic development projects through Community Investment Advances (CIA)? There are a few common questions and misconceptions that we wanted to debunk about using CIAs to ensure all members feel confident using these advances. Operational Liquidity Testing Checklist and Best Practices Article Operational Liquidity Testing Checklist and Best Practices Testing ensures your operational procedures are effective and demonstrates your access to liquidity. Can your institution demonstrate the appropriate personnel understand the process of requesting funds from FHLB Des Moines? eNote Myth versus Fact Article eNote Myth versus Fact The 11 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) are working together to develop a solution for providing collateral value for eNotes. How familiar are you with eNotes? Test your knowledge now.