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The Banking Industry

Online Resources Print Resources
Several web sites and print resources are available to locate information about active and inactive banks and savings and loans.

Online Resources:

The National Information Center (NIC) of the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council provides comprehensive information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest. The Institution Search provides history, organization hierarchy and financial and performance reports.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation website also has a searchable Institution Directory that provides the following information:

  • whether an institution is active or inactive, has merged with or has been acquired by another institution
  • holding companies and branches
  • financial data
  • which agency regulates the institution

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking Bureau of Supervision and Enforcement (1-717-783-8240) provides information about state-chartered depository institutions that have ceased operations or merged. Use the Online Resources link to access financial institution listings, and the Weekly Summary of Activities with up-to-date mergers, acquisitions, name changes, etc.

The Pennsylvania Department of State Corporation Bureau has an online Entity Search that includes financial institutions and may provide a history, old name(s) and corporate officers.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency lists the regulators of national and state chartered banks, savings and loans and credit unions. Their Ombudsman gives contact information for customers who want to file a complaint.

Print Resources:

  • Bauer Financial Statewide Bank & Thrift Report (PA) and www.bauerfinancial.com (quarterly; reference desk)
  • Capital Changes Reporter (weekly; reference desk)
  • Company Clippings (reference desk)
  • Daily Stock Price Record and the no longer published Bank & Quotation Record (quarterly; room reference)
  • Directory of Obsolete Securities (annual; reference desk)
  • Mergentís Manuals (formerly Moodyís) - Bank & Finance and Company Archives (annual; room reference)
  • The Pennsylvania Financial Institutions Directory & Fact Book (reference desk)
  • Pittsburgh Regional Business Index (room reference)
  • Thomson Bank Directory and Thomson Savings Directory (room reference)
  • Walkerís Manual of Community Bank Stocks (1997) (reference desk)

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