Effective December 31, 2017, the Board will no longer offer print versions or subscriptions for the Bank Holding Company Supervision Manual. You can still access the manual on the Board's website below.

The 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.

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Last update: November 2021

Entire manual (8.07 MB PDF)

Manual by Section

Table of Contents (50 KB PDF)

Summary of changes (187 KB PDF)

Section 1000 About this Manual, Supervisory Process

1000-1080 (651 KB PDF)

Section 2000 Supervisory Policy and Issues

2000-2010 (691 KB PDF)

2020-2060 (763 KB PDF)

2065-2093 (530 KB PDF)

2100-2122 (133 KB PDF)

2124-2127 (496 KB PDF)

2128-2129 (460 KB PDF)

2130-2500 (485 KB PDF)

Section 3000 Nonbanking Activities

3000-3070 (609 KB PDF)

3071-3150 (503 KB PDF)

3160-3240 (392 KB PDF)

3250-3560 (362 KB PDF)

3600-3700 (258 KB PDF)

3900-3980 (541 KB PDF)

Section 4000 Financial Analysis

4000-4069 (419 KB PDF)

Section 5000 BHC Inspection Program

5000-5010 (347 KB PDF)

5020-5060 (287 KB PDF)

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Last Update: December 01, 2021