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April 16, 2020 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and FHLBank Topeka Agreement Finalized

As was noted on April 10, FHLBank Topeka has been actively working with the Federal Reserve on developing an efficient approach to allow our members to pledge their newly created Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

We are pleased to announce that FHLBank Topeka and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City executed an agreement earlier today that will allow members to freely pledge PPP loans to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Members will now have greater access to funding these assets through the use of either the Federal Reserve’s Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (PPPLF) or the Primary Credit Facility.

Some members are also choosing to leverage existing collateral capacity. We are encouraging members to update their next Qualifying Collateral Determination (QCD) form, which is due May 15, to expand their FHLBank capacity to assist them in funding PPP assets and any other liquidity needs.

For more details on these funding options available, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has requested that we provide you with the following information:

We applaud your efforts to provide this valuable support to your small businesses within your community and hope to have more information from the Federal Housing Finance Agency on FHLBank Topeka’s ability to accept PPP loans as an eligible asset for members to pledge in the near future.

If you have questions in the meantime, please contact your Regional Account Manager or a member of our Credit team:

Lance Liby, Chief Credit Officer  | 785.478.8140

Tom Bliss, Director of Credit Administration  |  785.478.8149 

Kylie Mergen, Director of Financial Services  |  785.478.8203

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