Finding Public Information about Individual Banks on the Internet
Public information is available on the federal bank regulators’ Web sites:
- The OCC for national banks and federal savings associations provides information at this site, 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 to 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 publishes the HelpWithMyBank.gov Web site specifically to assist customers of national banks and federal savings associations.
- Federal Reserve Board for state-chartered banks belonging to the Federal Reserve System and for bank holding companies:
- National Information Center of Banking Information has balance sheet and income information about banks and bank holding companies. It also has a database that traces the histories of financial institutions. Use the Institution Search to see what happened to your bank.
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for insured state banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System; a good source for statistics.
- Institution Directory lists the primary regulators of individual banks.
Information about financial institutions that are not banks:
- National Credit Union Administration for credit unions.
- Contact the OCC Communications Division at (202) 649-6700
- Visit the FOIA Reading Room or submit a request through the OCC's online FOIA site.