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Certified Documents

The Office of the Comptroller (OCC) provides the following two categories of certified documents involving a national bank or federal savings association (FSA) (collectively, bank) it supervises:

  • Certificate: Certifies the occurrence of a banking transaction.
  • Certification: Certifies that an attached document is a copy of the official record found in OCC files.

Titles of Certificates

  • Certificate of Conversion: Certifies an institution’s conversion to a national bank charter.
  • Certificate of Corporate Existence: Certifies that a bank was authorized to transact the business of banking on the date the certificate was issued.
  • Certificate of Corporate Existence and Fiduciary Powers: Certifies that a bank was authorized to transact the business of banking, and additionally, to exercise fiduciary powers on the date the certificate was issued.
  • Certificate of Corporate Title Change: Certifies a bank’s title or name change.
  • Certificate of a Federal Savings Association Merger: Certifies that an institution merged into a FSA.
  • Certificate of Fiduciary Powers: Certifies that a bank was authorized to exercise fiduciary powers on the date the certificate was issued.

Titles of Certifications

  • Certification of Appointment of Receiver: Certifies that a copy of the “Receivership Determination and Appointment of Receiver” for a failed bank is attached.
  • Certification of Articles of Association: Certifies that a copy of a national bank’s current articles of association is attached.
  • Certification of Charter: Certifies that a copy of a national bank’s charter certificate or an FSA’s charter is attached.
  • Certification of a Federal Branch or Agency License: Certifies that a copy of a federal branch or agency’s license is attached.
  • Certification of National Bank Merger: Certifies that a copy of the official certification letter concerning an institution’s merger into a national bank is attached.
  • Certification of Office of Thrift Supervision Orders: Certifies that a copy of an order issued by the former thrift regulator is attached.

The OCC does not issue certificates of good standing.