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Safety & Soundness Supervision

Fed examiners are responsible for examining and inspecting the following institutions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District:

  • state member banks,
  • bank holding companies,
  • savings and loan holding companies and
  • financial holding companies.

Examiners also perform specialty exams of other entities, such as data-processing servicers, trust companies and other related financial service providers.

Supervisory & Regulatory Guidance

Supervision and Regulation staff members use numerous reference materials to carry out their responsibilities, such as supervision manuals and a variety of regulations, laws and other guidance.

These materials are made available to financial institutions as a resource for promoting regulatory compliance. (Learn more.)


The Board of Governors web site includes a comprehensive list of Federal Reserve regulations, from A through FF. (See the list.)

The Examination Process

The Federal Reserve's commercial bank examination manual presents examination objectives and procedures that examiners follow in evaluating the safety and soundness of state member banks. (To review the manual, visit the Board of Governors web site.)