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Welcome to the Borrower’s Guide!

We are delighted that you have decided to take advantage of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York’s (FHLBNY) credit products! As you know, our advances are competitively priced, with flexible features that can help your institution meet its liquidity needs.

This guide will assist you through the process of requesting an advance. You can navigate through each step on the left. At any time, you may contact your Relationship Manager or a Member Services Desk Representative and they will be happy to assist you.

As always, we value your membership in the FHLBNY and look forward to our ongoing partnership.

Not a Member? To take advantage of the FHLBNY’s credit products, a financial institution must first become a member. If you are not a member, learn how the FHLBNY can be your financial partner.

Step 1: Select the Advance(s) that best suits your institution’s needs

Our wide array of credit products is designed to meet your specific funding needs, with terms ranging from overnight to 30 years. You can also contact your Relationship Manager to discuss the best advance products for your institution.

As a true cooperative, all of our members are treated equally, regardless of asset size; your institution will receive the same terms, whether you are borrowing $1 million or $100 million.

Please Note: Reduced cost of funding under FHLBNY Community Lending Programs (CLP) is available for all advances with a minimum term of one year, except Putable Advances; CLP Advances are not eligible for the SPA feature; our Putables (when available), Callable, Swaps, and Letters of Credit programs require additional agreements; all credit product terms are subject to credit conditions.

Key Contacts

Relationship Managers:
(212) 441-6700
Member Services Desk:
(212) 441-6600 or
(800) 546-5101, option 1
1Link® Helpdesk:
(800) 546-5101, option 1

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Overnight Advance

A quick source of liquidity to help manage daily cash flows and provide funding for various short-term uses

Advantages:

  • Same-day access to funds for immediate cash needs
  • Ability to borrow up to maximum borrowing capacity
  • No additional borrowing limit restrictions above standard FHLBNY credit and collateral limits
  • No set-up or renewal fees
  • Can be initiated conveniently through 1Link®, our secure internet banking system

Adjustable-Rate Credit (ARC) Advance

Match the interest rate characteristics of your adjustable-rate loan portfolio

Advantages:

  • More closely match the attributes of adjustable-rate assets with financing tied to floating rate advance funding
  • Tailor to meet specific financing needs with a wide range of maturities, up to 30 years
  • Link to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) index with the option to use Simple Averaging or Compounding interest accrual calculations
  • Limit exposure to rising and falling interest rates by using embedded options (caps/floors)

Fixed-Rate Advance

Achieve a wide variety of financial management goals, with maturities ranging from overnight
to 30 years*

Advantages:

  • Meet liquidity needs
  • Fund long-term assets
  • Lock in rates for future funding purposes
  • Forward start dates are available
  • Available with Symmetry for non Community Lending Program Advances with maturities of one year or greater and minimum advance size of $3 million

The FHLBNY also offers the Callable Fixed-Rate Advance, where the borrower has the option of prepaying funding without any penalty. Please contact a Relationship Manager for more information.

*Dependent on financial condition and member type

Repo Advance

Obtain preferential pricing when using Treasury or Agency issued Mortgage-Backed or CMO securities collateral

Advantages:

  • Effectively utilize your securities portfolio as collateral and obtain improved advance pricing
  • No penalties for pledging smaller blocks of securities
  • Receive the same low rates for AAA-rated Agency and Non-Agency securities
  • Maturities from 2 days to 10 years
  • Available with Symmetry for Fixed-rate, non-Community Lending Program Advances with maturities of one year or greater and minimum advance size of $3 million

Repo Advance

Obtain preferential pricing when using Treasury or Agency issued Mortgage-Backed or CMO securities collateral

Advantages:

  • Effectively utilize your securities portfolio as collateral and obtain an improved advance pricing
  • No penalties for pledging smaller blocks of securities
  • Receive the same low rates for AAA-rated Agency and Non-Agency securities
  • Maturities from 2 days to 10 years
  • Available with Symmetry for Fixed-rate, non-Community Lending Program Advances with maturities of one year or greater and minimum advance size of $3 million

Amortizing Advance

Match the amortization characteristics of your fixed-rate mortgages and mortgage-backed security portfolios

Advantages:

  • Enhance match funding of long-term assets
  • Borrow fixed-rate funds with the option of customizing the amortization schedule to match a selected prepayment profile
  • Maturities and amortization schedule from 1 to 30 years

Callable Advance

An advance with built-in prepayment options that can help members reduce interest rate risk and prepayment risk at minimal added cost

Advantages:

  • No prepayment fees when “called” after the pre-determined lockout period
  • Offers protection amidst rising rates with flexibility to lower your cost of funds in static and declining rate environments
  • Tool to mitigate both interest rate and prepayment risks

For more information on how the Callable Advance can help meet your institution’s funding needs, please read this funding strategy article or download the overview.

Principal-Deferred Advance (PDA)

A hybrid advance product that combines elements of the Fixed-Rate and Amortizing Advance. It begins as a Fixed-Rate Advance, allowing members to choose a specific amount of time they would like to defer the principal payment of the advance up to 5 years. When the lockout or principal-deferred period ends, the advance becomes an Amortizing Advance, where the member makes principal and interest payments on the loan up to another 30 years.

Advantages:

  • Valuable asset/liability management tool
  • Fully amortizing (back-end) with a choice of varying balloon terms
  • Mirrors characteristics of a typical construction deal with a permanent take-out
  • No embedded options in the advance

For more information on how the PDA can help meet your institution’s funding needs please visit our PDA page. You can also read this funding strategy article or download the overview.

Putable Advance Modification Program

Offers the ability to potentially lower interest expense, reduce optionality in a member’s balance sheet and to better manage interest-rate and liquidity risks.

Modifications:
In an effort to provide our members with additional solutions for today’s challenging economic environment, the FHLBNY is pleased to offer members the ability to modify Putable Advances into new Fixed-Rate Advance structures. Members can modify Putable Advance structures which have been previously modified if at least 365 days have passed since the prior modification. Advances that have already been modified into regular fixed structures cannot be re-modified.

Learn more on Financial Intelligence.

Putable Advance

Notice: The Putable Advance is temporarily suspended as a result of LIBOR cessation. The FHLBNY is no longer offering any structured products that are created using LIBOR-based hedges that mature beyond 2021. However, hedges using alternative indices are now being evaluated to create these products for our members. If you have interest in structured products, please contact your Relationship Manager at 212-441-6700​.

View our Putable Advance Modification Program

Interest Rate Derivatives

Reduces income fluctuations caused by interest rate volatility

Advantages:

  • Achieve asset/liability management goals
  • Hedge interest rate exposure or increase the certainty of future funding costs
  • Potentially lower the cost of funding

Note: Available for institutions with total assets less than $10 billion

Advance Rebate Program

Provides members with a cash rebate on a portion of the fees paid relating to the early extinguishment of eligible advances when new eligible advances are obtained within 30 calendar days. To receive the cash rebate, the prepaid advance(s) must have a remaining term of one year or longer, and new advance(s) must have a term of six months or longer.

Advantages:

  • Members receive cash rebate
  • Provides additional flexibility with balance sheet management
  • Strengthens and adds value to your Co-op

For more information on the Advance Rebate Program, please read this funding strategy article or download the overview.

Members can obtain rates by:

2

Log onto 1Link® for “live” Overnight and Short-Term Advance Rates (advances under 1 year).

3

Contact the Member Services Desk at (212) 441-6600 or (800) 546-5101, option 1.

Step 2: Determine Available Collateral

Since the FHLBNY is a secured lender and all of our advances require collateral, it’s important that you know how much collateral you have at the FHLBNY prior to requesting an advance.

Members can view their Collateral Position Report on 1Link®, which enumerates a member’s borrowing potential. Once you log into 1Link®, click on the “Information Reporting” tab, then under the “Reports” drop-down list click on “Special Reports,” then select “Collateral Customer Summary Report.”

Note: When you transact an advance through 1Link®, you will be able to view your available borrowing amount and your current collateral position on the same transaction screen.

Key Contacts

Relationship Managers:
(212) 441-6700
Member Services Desk:
(212) 441-6600 or
(800) 546-5101, option 1
1Link® Helpdesk:
(800) 546-5101, option 1

How do I pledge collateral?

For an overview of the collateral process, please visit our Collateral Guide.

1Link®

FHLBNY’s secure online banking system designed just for members

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Step 3: Initiate Your Advance

Now you are ready to initiate your first advance.* All you need is:

  1. Your Overnight Investment account number
  2. The advance product you are interested in
  3. The amount** and term of the advance
  4. The type of collateral you are pledging
  5. Be prepared to purchase a requisite amount of FHLBNY Capital Stock

Once you have all this information, contact a Member Services Desk Representative or your Relationship Manager to complete the advance request. You can also use 1Link® to initiate short-term advances (under one year).

Benefits of initiating short-term advances through 1Link®

  • Initiate transactions conveniently from your PC with “live” advance rate updates
  • Create short-term, forward-start advances
  • Rollover or payoff maturing advances in a single transaction
  • Request real-time rate indications on advance products, where applicable
  • Access and view your current day advance transaction status any time
  • Check to see which advances are maturing each day
  • Verify your FHLBNY portfolio of outstanding advances, FHLBNY stockholdings and collateral availability

*In order to initiate an advance, you must be an authorized user on the Global Authorization Form.

** The FHLBNY’s current Capital Plan requires a stock purchase of 4.5% of the borrowed amount.

Key Contacts

Relationship Managers:
(212) 441-6700
Member Services Desk:
(212) 441-6600 or
(800) 546-5101, option 1
1Link® Helpdesk:
(800) 546-5101, option 1

1Link®

FHLBNY’s secure online banking system designed just for members

Log Into 1Link®

Step 4: Receive Funds

Once the advance transaction is completed and approved by the FHLBNY, the funds will be deposited into your FHLBNY Overnight Investment Account (OIA). Using our wire transfer service, you can transfer the funds into another demand account or wire them out of your account. The fastest and most efficient way to move funds out of your demand account is by using 1Link® to initiate your wires.

When you initiate your wires through 1Link®, you can:

  • Save $9 for each domestic repetitive wire out
  • Save $12 each domestic non-repetitive wire out
  • Save $5 for book transfers (free with 1Link®)
  • Conveniently initiate current and future-dated domestic wires and book transfers right from your
    PC
  • Receive quick confirmation for 1Link®-initiated payments
  • Receive detailed wire advice for incoming and outgoing wires
  • View your current day outgoing wires and book transfer transaction status anytime
  • Use templates to make repetitive wire transfers easy
  • Receive detailed wire information on Daily Wire Statement report
  • View wires and sign all with a single signing process

Key Contacts

Relationship Managers:
(212) 441-6700
Member Services Desk:
(212) 441-6600 or
(800) 546-5101, option 1
1Link® Helpdesk:
(800) 546-5101, option 1

1Link®

FHLBNY’s secure online banking system designed just for members

Log Into 1Link®

Key Contacts

Relationship Managers:
(212) 441-6700
Member Services Desk:
(212) 441-6600 or
(800) 546-5101, option 1
1Link® Helpdesk:
(800) 546-5101, option 1

 

1Link®

FHLBNY’s secure online banking system designed just for members

Log Into 1Link®

Step 5: Review Transaction

After the transaction is completed, we will provide you with reports to help you manage your cash position with the FHLBNY. The primary report is the Daily Advice of Account Activity.

This report describes the financial activity of the prior day, including information about advances and other credit transactions, stock purchases and redemptions and securities safekeeping transactions. The Daily Advice of Account Activity is available through the FHLBNY’s 1Link® service.

In addition, the FHLBNY provides you with a Monthly Statement of Account Activity that provides general information on all debits and credits that have been posted to your OIA account. The Monthly Statement is available on 1Link® as well. Quarterly TB-13a reports are also provided to members as requested. To request a TB-13a report or a walk-through of any of the above information, please contact your Relationship Manager at [email protected].

Key Contacts

Relationship Managers:
(212) 441-6700
Member Services Desk:
(212) 441-6600 or
(800) 546-5101, option 1
1Link® Helpdesk:
(800) 546-5101, option 1

1Link®

FHLBNY’s secure online banking system designed just for members

Log Into 1Link®