The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (“we,” “us,” “our,” “the Bank” or the “FHLBNY”) is a federally chartered corporation exempt from federal, state and local taxes except local real property taxes. It is one of eleven district Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks). The FHLBanks are U.S. government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), organized under the authority of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act of 1932, as amended (FHLBank Act). Each FHLBank is a cooperative owned by member institutions located within a defined geographic district. The members purchase capital stock in the FHLBank and generally receive dividends on their capital stock investment. Our defined geographic district is New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We provide a readily available, low-cost source of funds for our member institutions.
Net income — Net income for 2020 First Quarter was $105.1 million, a decrease of $29.7 million, or 22.0% compared to the same period in the prior year. Our net interest income is impacted by the spread between costing yields on debt and the yields earned on advances, mortgage-backed securities, other investments, and other interest earning assets.