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The FDIC is a preeminent banking research institution. Our economists and analysts produce insightful works that inform our supervision and regulation of financial institutions. Our papers, conferences, and surveys promote a better understanding of everything from market risks to the effects of policy changes on consumers. And the work of our researchers helps the FDIC maintain a safe, sound, and vibrant banking sector.

Center for Financial Research

The Center promotes research on topics important to the FDIC mission, including deposit insurance, bank supervision, and resolution of failed financial institutions.

Consumer Research

Consumer Research supports the mission of the FDIC through the creation of new knowledge related to economic inclusion.

Quarterly Banking Profile

The Quarterly Banking Profile provides a comprehensive summary of financial results for all FDIC-insured institutions. This report card on industry status and performance includes written analyses, graphs, and statistical tables.

FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households

To assess the inclusiveness of the banking system, the FDIC has surveyed households biennially since 2009.