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: February 2019

Entire manual (7.3 MB PDF)

Manual by Section

Supplements (175 KB PDF)

Section 1000   About this Manual, Contents (552 KB PDF)

Section 2000 Supervisory Policy and Issues

2000-2010 (639 KB PDF)

2020-2060 (715 KB PDF)

2065-2093 (616 KB PDF)

2100-2122 (107 KB PDF)

2124-2127 (668 KB PDF)

2128-2129 (390 KB PDF)

2130-2500 (455 KB PDF)

Section 3000 Nonbanking Activities

3000-3070 (574 KB PDF)

3071-3150 (425 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 (983 KB PDF)

4070-4090 (213 KB PDF)

Section 5000 BHC Inspection Program

5000-5010 (511 KB PDF)

5020-5060 (287 KB PDF)

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Last Update: April 19, 2019