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Supervision & Regulation

Supervision Responsibilities

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ supervision and regulation department is responsible for examining and inspecting state-chartered banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System, bank holding companies, savings and loan holding companies and financial holding companies. The boundaries of the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District include portions of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and all of Arkansas.

The St. Louis Fed promotes a safe, sound, competitive and accessible banking system through:

Safety and Soundness Supervision: supervising and regulating Eighth District banking institutions

Consumer Affairs and CRA Supervision: effectively implementing statutes that are designed to inform and protect consumers.

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

Reference Materials

Supervision and Regulation staff members use a variety of reference materials to carry out their responsibilities, including:

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

See a list of related links from our Supervisory Connection's web resources brochure, or visit our Supervisory and Regulatory Guidance page for more information.

Supervision and regulation staff members also receive support from the division’s Supervisory Policy and Risk Analysis unit.

Bank Examiner Role

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