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FDIC Enforcement Decisions and Orders                

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The FDIC Enforcement Decisions and Orders (ED&O) contains the full text of the formal enforcement actions against financial institutions that are regulated by the FDIC or against their affiliated parties. The ED&O is updated on a monthly basis.

What's New - Recent Orders & Decisions for the latest monthly update.

Note to ED&O Users
We periodically revise the format and content of the ED&O to facilitate ease of use and to take advantage of improvements in technology. In October 2006 we discontinued replicating the remaining vestiges of the ED&O’s origin as a printed loose-leaf service:

  • The book-based indices were eliminated in favor of a full text search engine.
  • References to page and paragraph numbers are no longer carried forward.
  • The enforcement decisions and orders are now presented as PDFs to preserve the native format.

We trust that these changes will meet with your approval. If you have comments or suggestions, please contact us at regs@fdic.gov.

Search Forms

Assisted Search
You may search the FDIC ED&O database using the Search Form below, which enables queries by: category, action, state, and year and by docket numbers, document numbers and names of parties to the action, whether institutions or individuals. The query results will indicate whether the original orders have been modified or terminated.

Full Text Search
You may also search for words or phrases occurring anywhere in the ED&O using Text Search. (This text search is limited to the ED&O; for a text search of the full FDIC site, use the search box at the top of each page.)

Use Help for general guidance in using the ED&O and for specific assistance in using either the Search Form or Full Text Search forms.

Assisted Search Form
Select search criteria; you can search on any field or combination of fields.

Category Year of action
State Document Number
Party subject to action Docket Number

Enforcement Actions
The FDIC supervises the following entities and has the statutory authority to take enforcement actions against them:

  • FDIC-insured state chartered banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System
  • FDIC-insured branches of foreign banks
  • Officers, directors, employees, controlling shareholders, agents and certain other categories of individuals (institution-affiliated parties) associated with such institutions

Generally, the FDIC pursues enforcement actions against the above entities for violations of laws, rules, or regulations, unsafe or unsound banking practices, breaches of fiduciary duty, and violations of final orders, conditions imposed in writing or written agreements. In addition, the FDIC has the statutory authority to terminate the deposit insurance of any insured depository institution for violation of a law, rule, regulation, condition imposed in writing, or written agreement, or for being in an unsafe or unsound condition or engaging in unsafe or unsound banking practices.

Press Releases
Enforcement orders are announced to the public in a monthly press release listing all final enforcement orders issued by the FDIC during the previous month. Printed copies of the enforcement orders are available in the Public Information Center, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, Room E-1002, Arlington, VA 22226, telephone (703) 562-2200 or (877) ASK-FDIC, at the time the press release is issued.

View the list of Press Releases by year.

The decisions and orders published here are NOT guaranteed to be comprehensive. The names of the banking organizations contained herein reflect the institutions' identities when the enforcement documents became final. The orders DO NOT necessarily reflect the CURRENT status of the regulatory action against the institution or the institution-affiliated party. You should use the Search Form to determine if the order has been modified or terminated.

Questions or Comments
If you have a question about the product or would like to report an error, please send your comments via email to regs@fdic.gov.

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Last Updated 03/13/2009 regs@fdic.gov

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