Is Your Financial Institution a National Bank?

Check the National Bank List.

A national bank is a financial institution chartered and regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. National banks typically have the words "national" or "national association" in their titles, or the letters "N.A." or "NT&SA" in their names.

Check the List of National Bank Operating Subsidiaries.

Operating subsidiaries are companies owned or controlled by a national bank. These companies offer banking services such as loans and mortgages. They are also regulated by the OCC.

What if my bank is not on the lists?

If your bank is not on one of the lists above, it is not regulated by the OCC. It may be a savings and loan, credit union, state-regulated financial institutions, or other type of institution. The links below can help you find the right regulator.

Still not sure who to contact?

The OCC's Customer Assistance Group is ready to help you find out the correct agency to contact with your question or complaint. Call 1-800-613-6743 toll-free Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time, or send an e-mail to

FDIC Institution Directory

The FDIC also offers a sophisticated directory of financial institutions that provides the primary regulator and other useful information. Visit the FDIC Institution Directory.

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