The OCC publishes a Weekly Bulletin containing certain national bank and Federal savings association applications and notices. It is a record of receipt and actions taken by the Comptroller of the Currency on applications and notices filed by national banks for new banks, new branches, mergers, conversions, fiduciary powers, subsidiaries, relocation of main offices and branches, changes in corporate title, branch closings, changes in bank control, terminations, and federal branches and agencies. It also includes merger applications filed by Federal savings associations after January 1, 2014. The Weekly Bulletin indicates the public comment period end date for filings requiring public notice.
The Weekly Bulletin is available by date and incorporates the Weekly Merger Public Comment Period Report to reflect a comment period end date for national bank and Federal savings association mergers, consolidations, and purchase and assumptions that is the latter of: 1) the newspaper publication comment period end date; 2) 29 days from the publication of the merger application in the Weekly Bulletin; or 3) 29 days from the date the merger application is posted to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room.
In general, public comments received on an application or notice, are available for viewing at Public Comments on Applications. The comments are published without redaction of personally identifiable information including any business or personal information such as name and address, e-mail addresses, or telephone numbers. Comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure.
Details on national bank applications and notices appearing in the Weekly Bulletin can be retrieved through the Corporate Applications Search by searching on the bank’s name, charter number, OCC control number, application type or OCC action.
Most applications appear in the bulletin at least twice – once when they are received and then again when the application is decided. Some application types appear a third time, when the transaction is consummated or the location opened. Typically, notices appear when the transactions are effective, although branch closings usually appear when the OCC receives notice of the proposed closing, as well as at final closing.
Each bulletin is a record for the seven-day period ending on the report date. The record includes receipts, actions, and consummations/openings processed during the week. Because notices are often received after the consummation or opening dates, some of the activity in the bulletin may have happened in a previous seven-day period.
Each application or notice is assigned an OCC control number. The control number is a unique identifier for each filing. When requesting information or discussing the filing with the OCC, it is helpful to reference the control number.
Past Weekly Bulletin Issues