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General Information

  • What is NIC?
  • What system configurations do I need to view reports?
  • When will current data be available?
  • How often are data updated?
  • How do I save a report to my hard drive?
  • What happened to the Top 50 HCs list?

  • What is NIC?

    The National Information Center (NIC) provides comprehensive information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest including both domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the U.S. The NIC Public Web Site is an interface to the NIC data, which may be accessed by selecting “Institution Search","USBA Search", or “HCs > $10B” from the menu bar.


    What system configurations do I need to view reports?

    Step 1:
    Make sure that you are running Netscape Browser 6.x/higher or Internet Explorer 5.x/higher. To check the version, go to Help > About Communicator (or Internet Explorer).

    Step 2:
    You will need to have Acrobat Reader 7.x/higher installed as a plug-in. In some instances, you are using Acrobat Reader 7.x or higher, but it is not installed as a plug-in. To prevent this problem, you should uninstall the older version of Acrobat Reader before installing the new version, this will ensure that the plug-in has been updated. For Netscape users, a list of plug-ins is provided under Help > About Plug-ins. Look for the Adobe Acrobat plug-in and make sure that the plug in is higher than 7.x version or higher.


    When will current data be available?

    Data, including revisions, are updated daily during the business week. Financial statements are posted on a flow basis, and are updated if revisions are made by the reporting institutions. Each data flow is processed on a slightly different schedule.


    How often are data updated?

    Any change that may have occurred to an institution’s attributes such as name and address, are updated daily Monday through Friday. Financial data including revisions to historical data are also updated daily Monday through Friday.


    How do I save a report to my hard drive?

    From the reports download page, right-click on the link "Your request for a financial report is ready" and selecting the "Save Target As.." option to save the file to the location on your computer. Click here for help on creating and downloading reports.


    What happened to the Top 50 HCs list?

    Effective May 6, 2014, the Top 50 HCs list page was replaced by the HC’s > $10B list. Quarterly data will be published once all institutions have reported their data.

    A link is also provided to allow users to view the list for the prior quarter. Dates are displayed to distinguish between current and prior quarters.


      
     
     
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