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Charters & Licensing

The OCC ensures that the corporate structures of national banks and federal savings associations are established and maintained in accordance with the principles of a safe and sound banking system.

Financial Institution Lists

Access the most recent lists of financial institutions chartered and regulated by the OCC, including national banks, federal savings associations, credit card banks, and trust banks.

  • Comptroller's Licensing Manual & Forms

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    The Comptroller's Licensing Manual consists of a series of booklets that explain the OCC's policies and procedures on key licensing topics such as mergers, charters, changes in bank control, branch establishment, and conversion to a national bank or federal savings association.

Licensing Activities

Contact Licensing

Learn how to contact the OCC’s Licensing Office.

  • Interpretations & Actions

    Interpretations & Actions

    Interpretations and actions, published monthly, include legal interpretations, CRA evaluations, enforcement actions, and significant decisions on applications.