Fed Makes User-Friendly Web Site Updates
WASHINGTON-The Federal Reserve Board has given its Web site a facelift. Last week, the Fed announced a number of modifications to its Web site that should make things more convenient for its users. For example, comments on regulatory proposals can now be viewed and submitted at http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/. Credit unions and others can also e-mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fed is also still accepting comments via mail or fax. Additionally, two new sections have been added to the regulator's Web site including 1) Fed documents relating to the proposed Basel II Capital Accord as well as updates and historical documents and 2) the Fed's financial education efforts and educational tools on personal finance. Information in the financial education section includes e-banking, shopping for a mortgage, preventing identity theft, consumer credit protections, and economic education. The Fed has also expanded its Freedom of Information Act Web pages.