What to Consider in a Written Response
Since 1932, FHLBank Topeka has been a regional partner offering products and services to help our members in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma build vibrant communities. We encourage you to share your story of how FHLBank Topeka has impacted your financial institution in the past and how it factors into your future.
Here are a few questions to consider as you create a comment letter:
- Why are you an FHLBank Topeka member?
Consider sharing your asset size and lending emphasis as well as the economic support you provide to your community. How does FHLBank help you do what you do?
- What FHLBank products and services do you use?
Tell why you use advances, letters of credit or the Mortgage Partnership Finance Program and how these products or services help you better support mortgage finance and community development. If you've received grant funding through the Affordable Housing Program or Homeownership Set-aside Program, what has that meant to your community or a community you serve?
- How do FHLBank products help you better manage risk?
With reliable access to liquidity, are you better able to make loans and offset deposit outflows? Do FHLBank products help you manage interest rate risk resulting from your customers' preference for longer term, fixed rate loans?
- How does the acceptance of a wide array of loan collateral pledged to FHLBank further your lending activities and community support?
Tell how FHLBank Topeka collateral acceptance aligns with your lending activities and the credit needs of your community. What would your liquidity management capabilities look like without the ability to monetize illiquid loan collateral?
- How important is the regional nature of FHLBank Topeka to your institution?
Explain how FHLBank Topeka supports your needs through a strong partnership that includes access to FHLBank management and a board of directors elected by members. Do you feel the regional focus results in offered products and available collateral that better meet your needs?