Banking Supervision

Our work across the Eighth Federal Reserve District advances a safe and sound banking system, fosters financial market stability and promotes a fair financial services marketplace.

Banking Insights

  • Carl White

    Supervising Our Nation’s Financial Institutions

    This monthly blog by Carl White, senior vice president in charge of banking supervision at the St. Louis Fed, explores a range of regulatory and supervisory topics as part of the Bank’s On the Economy series.
  • Jerome Powell stands in front of a podium in an auditorium.

    Community Bank Research Conference

    This annual conference featuring the latest research on community banking is co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

  • Conversations with the St. Louis Fed logo

    Conversations with the St. Louis Fed

    Hosted by the Supervision division, Conversations is a periodic webinar program for bankers across the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District.

Banker Resources

About Banking Supervision

Banking supervision is government oversight of banks. Examiners do not run or manage banks. Rather, they work to understand banks’ operations, major risks, how well banks manage those risks and whether banks have sufficient financial and managerial resources. When a bank does not manage its risk well or have sufficient financial resources, examiners require the bank to take corrective action.

Banking supervision at the federal level is carried out by three agencies: the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. State banking agencies also supervise certain banks. Each agency supervises banks organized under different types of legal charters.

Learn more about Federal Reserve Supervision.

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