Links to Related Banking and Credit Union Websites
External links are provided for the general information of visitors to the Connecticut Department of Banking web site. Inclusion of a link does not constitute an endorsement of a site's organization or of the information provided at a site.
FDIC - Bank Financial Information
Access to Uniform Bank Performance Reports
Unclaimed Property - Link to State Treasurer's Office
Savings Bond Connection
Bureau of the Public Debt
Prime Loan Rate History
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Federal Government Agencies:
- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) protects consumers by insuring deposits up to $250,000. The FDIC, in cooperation with other federal and state regulatory agencies, promotes sound banking practices by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to the deposit insurance fund. It also enforces compliance with consumer protection and civil rights laws.
- The FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator allows consumers and financial institutions to quickly check whether a depositor with multiple accounts at the same institution has exceeded the $250,000 limit for deposit insurance coverage.
- The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) is a formal interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards and report forms for the examination and supervision of financial institutions by federal regulators, including the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). Among the information on its web site, FFIEC posts Uniform Bank Performance Reports for federally supervised or insured banks. These analytical reports permit evaluation of a bank's current condition, trends in its financial performance and comparisons with its peers.
- Federal Financial Housing Agency
- The Federal Reserve System, or the "Fed" as it is commonly called, serves as the central bank of the United States. It formulates and executes monetary policy, supervises and regulates depository institutions, assists in the federal government's financing operations and serves as the banker for the United States government. The Federal Reserve System consists of a network of twelve District Banks. At the hub of the network is a Board of Governors, headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Board of Governors is generally responsible for coordinating actions of the District Banks. Each District Bank is headed by a president appointed by a board of directors and approved by the Federal Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve Board is located at 20th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20551. Its main telephone number is (202) 452-3000.
- Connecticut falls within the districts of two Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston serves all of Connecticut, except for Fairfield county. It is located at 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02210. The main telephone number for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is (617) 973-3000. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York serves Fairfield county. It is located at 33 Liberty St., New York, NY 10045. The main telephone number for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is (212) 720-5000.
- The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a network to bring people and information together to fight money laundering.
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) supervises banks, credit unions, and other financial companies, and will enforce Federal consumer financial laws.
- The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is a Federal government agency responsible for chartering, supervising, examining and insuring federal credit unions. NCUA also insures state credit unions which apply and qualify for insurance. A Consumer Assistance Center assists customers in resolving disputes with credit unions.
- The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) oversees all national banks and federal savings associations and supervises the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.
- The OCC is headquartered at Independence Square, 250 E St., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20219-0001. The OCC's main telephone number is (202) 874-5000. The agency also has a Northeastern District office located at 1114 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 3900, New York, NY 10036-7780. The district office's main telephone number is (212) 819-9860.
- The OCC Customer Assistance Group is located at 1301 McKinney Street, Suite 3450, Houston, TX 77010. For consumer help, call 1-800-613-6743 from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST or use the OCC's Online Customer Complaint Form.
- The Small Business Administration (SBA) was established to aid, counsel and protect the interests of small business concerns. The SBA is headquartered at 409 Third St., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20416. Its main telephone number is 1-800-U-ASK-SBA. The SBA has a Connecticut District Office located at 330 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06106-1800. The district office telephone number is (860) 240-4700.
- The U.S. Consumer Gateway -- "consumer.gov" -- is a "one-stop" link to a broad range of on-line federal information. Categories such as "banking" direct you to areas within individual federal web sites for related information.
- The United States Secret Service, beyond protecting the President and other officials, enforces federal laws relating to counterfeiting and forgery, coins, currency, stamps, Government bonds, other obligations or securities of the United States, checks, credit/debt card fraud, computer fraud and false identification crimes. It also investigates certain criminal violations of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. The address of the local office is U.S. Secret Service, P.O. Box 45, New Haven, CT 06501, telephone (203) 865-2449.
State Banking Regulators:
- Banking regulators in other states can be reached through links maintained by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). CSBS is a national organization dedicated to enhancing the value of state bank charters and strengthening the dual banking system. Its fundamental goal is to enhance the professionalism of state banking departments and their personnel. CSBS is located at 1155 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Its main telephone number is (202) 296-2840.
State Credit Union Regulators:
- Credit union regulators in other states can be reached through links maintained by the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS). NASCUS represents the 48 state and territorial agencies that supervise state chartered credit unions. Its mission is to strengthen state chartered credit unions, to vigorously support the dual chartering system, and to strengthen and improve the supervision of state chartered credit unions pursuant to state laws. NASCUS is located at 1655 North Fort Myer Drive, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22209. Its telephone number is (703) 528-8351 and its E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federally Chartered Corporations:
- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are stockholder-owned corporations chartered by Congress to increase the supply of money that banks, savings institutions, mortgage bankers and credit unions can make available to homebuyers and multifamily investors. By supplying lenders with funds to make mortgages and packaging the mortgages into marketable securities, they help sustain a stable mortgage credit system.
- Sallie Mae is a federally chartered, stockholder-owned corporation that provides funds for education loans, account servicing to borrowers and operational support services to lenders and colleges.
- The Connecticut Bankers Association (CBA) is a trade association for Connecticut banks. The CBA supports and promotes legislative and regulatory actions at the state and federal levels. It also serves its members by developing educational programs and services.
- The Credit Union League of Connecticut (CULCT) is a trade association that represents and provides services for credit unions throughout Connecticut credit unions.
- The American Bankers Association (ABA) is national trade association devoted to developing educational and training programs for bankers, participating in legislative and bank regulatory activities and educating consumers about banking and credit.
- CUNA (Credit Union National Association) serves as a confederation of state credit union leagues.
- The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is a national trade association that represents the interests of community banks.