Regulation H

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Regulation H'

A regulation set forth by the Federal Reserve. Regulation H outlines the requirements for membership that state-chartered banks that become Federal Reserve System members must adhere to. It also lists the procedures for membership that prospective members must follow and sets certain limits and requirements on some loan types.

BREAKING DOWN 'Regulation H'

Regulation H also specifies the duties expected of and privileges available to each member. The regulation also states the rules regarding securities-related activities and requires any state-chartered bank that acts as a securities transfer agent to register with the Federal Reserve Board.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Regulation CC

    One of the banking regulations set forth by the Federal Reserve. ...
  2. Regulation 9

    A regulation that permits national banks to open and operate ...
  3. Regulation AA

    A regulation designed to address practices by banks that are ...
  4. Regulation C

    A regulation that implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act ...
  5. Regulation B

    A regulation intended to prevent discrimination against applicants ...
  6. Dual Banking System

    The system of banking that exists in the United States in which ...
Related Articles
  1. Credit & Loans

    The Evolution Of Banking

    Banks are a part of ancient history. Find out how this system of money management developed into what we know today.
  2. Personal Finance

    What Are Central Banks?

    They print money, they control inflation, and much, much more. All you need to know about central banks is here.
  3. Options & Futures

    Who Backs Up The FDIC?

    The FDIC insures depositors against loss, but what happens if it runs out of money?
  4. Retirement

    What Was The Glass-Steagall Act?

    Established in 1933 and repealed in 1999, the Glass-Steagall Act had good intentions but mixed results.
  5. Economics

    What Happened at the Fiscal Cliff?

    The fiscal cliff refers to a scenario on December 31, 2012, in which the Bush-era tax cuts were set to expire.
  6. Economics

    Understanding Free Trade

    Free trade exists when nations can swap goods and services without the constraints of tariffs, duties or quotas.
  7. Economics

    Explaining the CAMELS Rating System

    Regulators use the CAMELS rating system to evaluate a bank’s level of risk and overall condition.
  8. Credit & Loans

    5 Signs a Reverse Mortgage Is a Bad Idea

    Here are the key situations when you should probably pass on this type of home loan.
  9. Credit & Loans

    5 Signs a Reverse Mortgage Is a Good Idea

    If these five criteria describe your situation, a reverse mortgage might be a good idea for you.
  10. Investing News

    Mexican Energy, Telecom Reforms Please Foreign Investors

    Two years into his first term, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is following through on radical campaign promises he made to Mexican citizens for sweeping multi-industry reform.
RELATED FAQS
  1. How is the Federal Reserve audited?

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Federal Reserve is extensively audited. Politicians on the left and right of a populist ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Who decides when to print money in the US?

    The U.S. Treasury decides to print money in the United States as it owns and operates printing presses. However, the Federal ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Why do some people claim the Federal Reserve is unconstitutional?

    The U.S. Constitution does not mention the need for a central bank, nor does it explicitly grant the government the power ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Where are the Social Security administration headquarters?

    The U.S. Social Security Administration, or SSA, is headquartered in Woodlawn, Maryland, a suburb just outside of Baltimore. ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What is the Social Security administration responsible for?

    The main responsibility of the U.S. Social Security Administration, or SSA, is overseeing the country's Social Security program. ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Is the Social Security administration a government corporation?

    The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is a government agency, not a government corporation. President Franklin Roosevelt ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Recession

    A significant decline in activity across the economy, lasting longer than a few months. It is visible in industrial production, ...
  2. Bubble Theory

    A school of thought that believes that the prices of assets can temporarily rise far above their true values and that these ...
  3. Stock Market Crash

    A rapid and often unanticipated drop in stock prices. A stock market crash can be the result of major catastrophic events, ...
  4. Financial Crisis

    A situation in which the value of financial institutions or assets drops rapidly. A financial crisis is often associated ...
  5. Election Period

    The period of time during which an investor who owns an extendable or retractable bond must indicate to the issuer whether ...
  6. Shanghai Stock Exchange

    The largest stock exchange in mainland China, the Shanghai Stock Exchange is a nonprofit organization run by the China Securities ...
Trading Center
×

You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!