Regulatory Agencies - U.S.


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Provides deposit insurance to and oversight of all federally chartered financial institutions and state chartered institutions electing coverage.

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)
A formal interagency body to coordinate the examination and reporting activities of the five primary regulators of financial institutions: FRB, FDIC, NCUA, OCC and OTS.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Independent agency that enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN)
Primary regulator for prevention and detection of money laundering activities, including recordkeeping (Bank Secrecy Act) and coordination with law enforcement agencies for investigation of suspicious activities.

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
Independent agency that regulates federally chartered credit unions and administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Treasury Department agency that regulates nationally chartered banks.

Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
Treasury Department agency that regulates federally chartered thrift institutions (savings banks) and savings and loan associations.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Independent agency responsible for administering securities laws, including disclosure requirements for publicly traded securities and regulation of the securities industry.

US Legislative Banking Committees
From the MoneyPage, Senate and House committees, with links to calendars, committee members and other current information.


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