Supervisory and Confidential Information (Treatment and Communication)

The Federal Reserve's rules regarding the availability of information are found in 12 C.F.R. Part 261. These rules set forth the categories of information made available to the public, the procedures for obtaining documents and records, the procedures for limited release of exempt and confidential supervisory information, and the procedures for protecting confidential business information.

Policy Letters

Supervisory and Confidential Information (Treatment and Communication)

Supervisory Considerations for the Communication of Supervisory Findings

Interagency Advisory on the Confidentiality of Nonpublic Supervisory Information

Guidelines for Using External Experts on Examinations, Inspections, and Other Bank Supervision Matters

Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information

Access to Books and Records of Financial Institutions During Examinations and Inspections

State/Federal Protocol and Nationwide Supervisory Agreement

Interagency Guidance on Coordination and Communication Between External Auditors and Examiners

Interagency Agreement Relating to the Coordination of Major Criminal, Civil and Administrative Cases

Information Sharing with the Federal Home Loan Banks

Manual References

  • Bank Holding Company Supervision Manual
    • Section 1050.2.4.1, "Coordination and Information Sharing Among Domestic Primary Bank Supervisors and Functional Regulators"
    • Section 2124.04.3, "Communication and Coordination Among Supervisors to Develop and Administer a Supervisory Plan"
    • Section 4070.5, "Nondisclosure of Supervisory Ratings"
  • Commercial Bank Examination Manual
    • Section 1000.1, "Examination Strategy and Risk-Focused Examinations"
    • Section 1100.1, "Overall Conclusions Regarding Condition of the Bank"
    • Section 1200.1, "Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System and the Federal Reserve's Risk-Management Rating"
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Last Update: October 03, 2023