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Bank Holding Company Supervision Manual

Provides guidance for conducting inspections of bank holding companies and their nonbank subsidiaries. The supervisory objectives of the inspection program are to ascertain whether the financial strength of the bank holding company is being maintained on an ongoing basis and to determine the effects or consequences of transactions between a holding company or its nonbanking subsidiaries and its subsidiary banks.

Updated semiannually
Last update: July 2016

Entire manual (7.69 MB PDF)


Manual by Section

Supplements (141 KB PDF)

Section 1000   Foreword, Contents, Preface, Manual Use (421 KB PDF)

Section 2000   Supervisory Policy and Issues

2000-2010 (663 KB PDF)

2020-2060 (690 KB PDF)

2065-2093 (611 KB PDF)

2100-2122 (89 KB PDF)

2124-2127 (626 KB PDF)

2128-2129 (390 KB PDF)

2130-2500 (447 KB PDF)

Section 3000   Nonbanking Activities

3000-3070 (596 KB PDF)

3071-3150 (384 KB PDF)

3160-3240 (319 KB PDF)

3250-3560 (362 KB PDF)

3600-3700 (236 KB PDF)

3900-3980 (524 KB PDF)

Section 4000   Financial Analysis

4000-4069 (1.02 MB PDF)

4070-4090 (302 KB PDF)

Section 5000   BHC Inspection Program

5000-5010 (511 KB PDF)

5020-5060 (287 KB PDF)

Section 6000   Alphabetical Subject Index (237 KB PDF)