Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Banks Helpful Links

National Information Center
The National Information Center (NIC) provides comprehensive information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest including both domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the U.S. The NIC includes the organizational structure of financial institutions and financial information for some of those institutions. Historical information is available on the structure of all the institutions. Financial information is available for selected time periods.

Department of the Treasury
At the Department of the Treasury site, you can download publications, tax and other Treasury forms. Search orders & directives. You will also find Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act requests. FOIA Contacts, FOIA FAQS, Treasury FOIA Sites, Directives & Handbook.

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
The National Credit Union Administration charters and supervises federal credit unions. Find out about The National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) and the NCUA Fraud Hotline -- a telephone line established solely for the reporting of suspicious or illegal activity committed by credit union employees, members, or officials in federally insured credit unions.

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
The Council is a formal interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's mission is to maintain the stability of and public confidence in the nation's financial system. Here you will find out about the FDIC's consumer outreach programs and publications that address the concerns of depositors and other customers of banks and savings associations.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC maintains a vast array of information concerning consumer protection issues, frauds and scams, and allows you to file a complaint online.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
The OCC is an agency of the US Department of the Treasury. The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises over 2,500 national banks to ensure a safe, sound and competitive national banking system that supports the citizens, communities and economy of the United States. The Comptroller's Office also supervises federally licensed branches and agencies of foreign banks.

The Federal Reserve System
The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, maintains this site which provides consumer information ranging from shopping for a credit card to understanding home mortgages, and more.  It also tells how to file a complaint against a bank and how credit protection laws affect consumers.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) mission is to make consumer financial products and services work for Americans — whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products. Issues with consumer financial products should be submitted to the CFPB.