How can I find information on a national bank or federal savings association?
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) makes the following bank records and corporate filings available to the public:
- Merger applications
- Charter documents
- Articles of association
- Enforcement actions
- Securities filings
- Community Reinvestment Act Performance Evaluations
- Operating subsidiary notifications
Some merger applications and securities filings are available in the FOIA Reading Room on the OCC's website. Enforcement actions and Community Reinvestment Act performance evaluations are also available on the OCC's website.
To obtain records that are not available online, you should file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request through the OCC's FOIA Portal. The portal also contains information concerning fees for FOIA requests.
The OCC generally does not maintain bank customer records, such as
- loan papers,
- account statements,
- promissory notes, or
- signature cards.
You must contact the bank directly for these records.
Last Reviewed: April 2021
Please note: The terms "bank" and "banks" used in these answers generally refer to national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches or agencies of foreign banking organizations that are regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Find out if the OCC regulates your bank. Information provided on HelpWithMyBank.gov should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion of the OCC.
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