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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Important Banking Laws

The most important laws that have affected the banking industry in the United States are listed below along with short descriptions highlighting major provisions or significant impacts on the FDIC.

Digital versions of most of these laws are available on the Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System (FDsys), and links are provided below. Some older legislation and legislative history may be found on the St. Louis Fed's archive, FRASER. For other legislation, paper copies may be available from a well-stocked law library, and pdf versions are available through commercial services, like HeinOnline.

GPO's compilation of legislative history and bill text for the Federal Reserve Act, the McFadden Act, the Glass-Steagall Act, the Banking Act of 1935, and the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 is available at FRASER.

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