Public Bank Information
Public information about individual banks is available on the federal bank regulators' websites.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC provides information for national banks and federal savings associations on this website, including these popular items:
- Licensing applications filed by banks to apply for a national charter; merge with another bank; open, close, or relocate a branch; or engage in other innovative activities.
- Evaluations of bank performance under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
- Any enforcement action the OCC imposed or withdrew.
The OCC also operates the HelpWithMyBank.gov website specifically to assist customers of national banks and federal savings associations.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System provides information for state-chartered banks belonging to the Federal Reserve System and for bank holding companies at its National Information Center. The information center contains balance sheet and income information about banks and bank holding companies as well as an Institution Search database that traces the histories of financial institutions.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insures all types of deposits—CDs and checking, savings, money market, and NOW accounts—held in all FDIC-insured depository institutions, including national banks and federal savings associations. The permanent standard insurance amount is $250,000, per depositor, per insured depository institution for each account ownership category. The FDIC also provides information for insured state banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System.
- For more information about deposit insurance, visit the FDIC's website.
- Bankers and consumers can also call the FDIC at (877) ASK-FDIC (877-275-3342).
- The FDIC's Institution Directory lists the primary regulators of individual banks and generates financial and demographic reports.
National Credit Union Administration
The National Credit Union Administration provides information on credit unions.
- Contact the OCC Communications Division at (202) 649-6700.
- Visit the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room or submit a FOIA request through the OCC's FOIA web page.