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The FHLB Boston Solution Center offers a broad range of tools, case studies, and articles to help you achieve your goals.

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Estimating Values of Advances Containing Embedded Cancellation Options
One of the questions members with structured advances often ask is, "How likely is it that my structured advance will be called?"

Learn about tools and resources available to help you answer this question in this tutorial. Adobe PDF icon

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Discounted Long-Term Funding On Demand
Learn how members are taking advantage of the Bank's Advance Renewal Discount Program to extend advance maturities at discounted rates at any time. Adobe PDF icon

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Exposed to Rising Interest Rates?
Learn why now may be the time to extend some of your funding. Adobe PDF icon

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Online Borrowing is on the Rise
Direct+ is a powerful online tool that allows you to manage your FHLB Boston accounts and transactions in a secure online banking portal. Learn how members are using Direct+ to originate advances online among other features. Adobe PDF icon

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Using FHLB Advances to Fund a 5-Year / 20-Year Commercial Real Estate Loan
Read how a member used FHLB advances and a portion of their deposits to fund a 5 / 20 year commercial real estate loan. Learn more



2016 Long-Term Borrowing Activity
A flatter yield curve combined with another dip in long-term rates are fueling member long-term advance activity.
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2016 Long-Term Borrowing Activity
Since the start of this year, long-term borrowing activity has continued to be solid, keeping stride with last year's robust pace.
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Getting the Most From Direct+
As the number of members initiating transactions on Direct+ continues to grow, many users and potential users are still unaware of the service's full complement of features. More



Update: Long-Term Advance Activity
and Advance Renewal Discounts

The Federal Reserve's decision to delay a rate hike at their September meeting triggered a market rally that gave members additional incentive to extend advance maturities and lock in attractive rates.
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Update: Long-Term Advance Activity
Ongoing market volatility with intermittent dips in rates has triggered a spike in long-term borrowing and provided an opportunity for members concerned with rising rates. More



Moving Your Money Faster
Did you notice when the Bank sped up the timing for advances disbursement in April? For many advance transactions, funds are now disbursed within moments of a phone call to the Money Desk. More



Funding 5-Year CRE Loans
As commercial real estate lending returns to pre-recession levels, the Bank is seeing an increase in requests for funding strategies. More



NEW! Online Borrowing is on the Rise

Direct+ is a powerful online tool that allows you to manage your FHLB Boston accounts and transactions in a secure online banking portal. Learn how members are using Direct+ to originate advances online among other features. Adobe PDF icon





NEW! 5-Year / 20-Year CRE Loan

Read how a member used FHLB advances and a portion of their deposits to fund a 5 / 20 year commercial real estate loan. Adobe PDF icon





Marginal Cost of Funds

Learn why it is prudent to prepare for rising short-term interest rates in the not too distant future. Adobe PDF icon





Non-Conforming 30-Year FRM

In this article, read about how a member used FHLB advances and a portion of their deposits to fund 30-year, non-conforming mortgages. Adobe PDF icon

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Funding 5-Year CRE Loans

As commercial real estate lending returns to pre-recession levels, the Bank is seeing an increase in requests for funding strategies.

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New Funding Strategy Models

Looking to fund loans or securities with advances? A Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston funding-strategy model can help you develop strategies to hedge interest-rate risk and maximize profitability.

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