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How to Search

The Institution Search Screen has two general options:

  1. The left side of the screen will prompt you for a combination of certain search criteria such as name, geographic location, and entity type information.


  2. The right side of the screen requires an institution's unique identifier to perform the search.

The two search options are mutually exclusive. The unique identifier takes precedence over any information entered on the left. In other words, if an institution's name or partial name is entered and a unique identifier is also entered, the search will be performed based on the unique identifier only, the name information will be ignored.

Left Side Search Options (click here for Right Side Options):

Status (open or closed)

    Select one of the three radio buttons:

    1. Current institutions are currently open and head offices
    2. Non-Current institutions are either closed or currently exist as branch offices
    3. Current and Non-Current (default) Includes all head office institutions, closed institutions, or those now existing as branches

Institution Name

Enter the Institution's Name (partial name is okay) then select one of the two radio buttons above the name box

  1. Anywhere in Name (default)
  2. Begins with

Institution Type

  1. ALL (default); institutions of all types except U.S. Branches and Agencies of FBOs will be found
  2. The search may be limited to a specific type of institution. Options include the following:
    1. Holding Company
    2. Commercial Bank
    3. Savings Bank
    4. Savings & Loan Association
    5. Credit Union
    6. Non depository Trust Company
    7. Other Company
    8. Securities Broker/Dealer/Underwriter
    9. Insurance Co. Broker/Agent/Underwriter
    10. Edge/Agreement Corporation
    11. Cooperative Bank
    12. Industrial Bank
    13. Farm Credit System Institution
    14. Financial Holding Company
    15. Savings and Load Holding Company

City (Optional)

The city name must be spelled correctly. For example, if "SAINT LOUIS" is entered, you will receive only institutions where the city name is "SAINT LOUIS". You will not receive institutions where the city name is "ST LOUIS" or "ST. LOUIS". If entered, select one of the two radio buttons above the name box:

  1. Anywhere in Name (default option)
  2. Begins with

State (Optional)

The default option is “ANYWHERE IN U.S./TERRITORIES” if no state is specified. If a country other than the United States is selected, the state selection options will be ignored. However, “ANY COUNTRY INCLUDING U.S.” MUST be selected from the “Country” drop-down box if a "U.S. Territory" is selected from the “State” drop-down box, such as Puerto Rico. If UNITED STATES (default) is selected as the “Country”, the correct results will not be returned.

If a name is entered, select one of the two radio buttons above the name box:

  1. Anywhere in Name (default)
  2. Begins with


To select multiple consecutive states or territories do the following:

  1. select a state or territory from the drop-down list
  2. click the mouse over the name of the first selection and use the left hand to hold down the left SHIFT key on the keypad (ex., Alabama)
  3. simultaneously, click on the last selection of state or territory (ex., Arkansas)
  4. all states between and including, Alabama and Arkansas will be highlighted (ex., Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, and Arkansas)
  5. use the mouse to click the submit button
  6. the request will be executed using the highlighted states or territories

To select multiple non-consecutive states or territories do the following:

  1. click on a state or territory and hold the CTRL key,
  2. simultaneously click on other states or territories,
  3. submit the request

Country (Optional)

Selecting a country is optional (default is “UNITED STATES”). If one of the U.S. Territories is selected from the State drop-down box, such as Puerto Rico, then “ANY COUNTRY INCLUDING U.S.” MUST be selected from the “Country” drop-down box or the selected Territory will not be returned. If a country other than the United States is selected, then selections from the “State” drop-down box will be ignored.

Multiple non-consecutive states/territories may be selected by:

  1. clicking on a country and holding the CTRL key,
  2. while simultaneously clicking on other states or territories,
  3. submit the request.

Right Side Search Options (click here for Left Side Options):

ID Number (Optional)

    All institutions will have at least one unique identifier. If you know the institution's ID Number, you may bypass the Left side of the search screen. It doesn't matter if an institution has one or more of the following ID Numbers, only one of the following may be enter per submission. (Ex., enter the RSSD ID then submit the request; or enter the RTN then submit the request; or enter FDIC Certificate number then submit the request). All institutions may not have a RTN.

    1. RSSD ID is a unique identifier assigned to institutions by the Federal Reserve (FRB).

    2. ROUTING TRANSIT NUMBER (RTN) is a unique identifier assigned to institutions by the American Bankers Association (ABA)). The RTN is a bank identifier found on the bottom of checks. If the RTN is known, you may enter it here. It is commonly referred to as an ABA (American Bankers Association) number and is nine numerical digits in length. Shown below are examples of the Federal Reserve district and the first two numbers of the RTN associated with the district.

      District

      Begins with..

      Boston

      01 or 21

      New York

      02 or 22

      Philadelphia

      03 or 23

      Cleveland

      04 or 24

      Richmond

      05 or 25

      Atlanta

      06 or 26

      Chicago

      07 or 27

      St. Louis

      08 or 28

      Minneapolis

      09 or 29

      Kansas City

      10 or 30

      Dallas

      11 or 31

      San Francisco

      12 or 32

    3. FDIC CERTIFICATE NUMBER is a unique identifier assigned to banks regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC)

    Submit the request after selections have been completed. If institutions are found that match your input criteria, they will be returned in the results screen.

    A list of one or more institutions will be returned in the results screen or the message "No institution(s) matched the specified criteria". The name(s) of the institution(s) are hyperlinks. CLICK on a name to see the institution's profile. The profile provides structure information about the institution and links to additional information, such as history, hierarchy, and financial data.

Note: If the screen is idle for over 20 minutes, the session will end. You must refresh the search form in the internet browser and re-enter your data.

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