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Formal and Informal Enforcement Actions Manual

This manual provides direction for professional staff related to the work necessary to pursue formal and informal enforcement actions. The public release of the manual is intended to provide the banking industry and any other interested parties with transparency and clarity regarding the FDIC’s enforcement action program.

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Formal and Informal Enforcement Actions Manual
Chapter Title Last Updated
1 Overview and Administrative Matters 06/2020
2 Informal Actions 11/2019
3 Unsafe or Unsound Practices and Conditions / Distinguishing Between Laws, Regulations, and Guidance 11/2019
4 Cease-and-Desist Actions 11/2019
5 Prompt Corrective Action 11/2019
6 Removal, Prohibition, and Suspension Actions 11/2019
7 Termination of Deposit Insurance 11/2019
8 Comparison of Prompt Corrective Actions and Section 8 Actions 11/2019
9 Restitution and Civil Money Penalties 10/2020
10 Section 39 Actions 11/2019
11 Formal Investigations 11/2019