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Banker Resource Center

Corporate Governance

Strong corporate governance is the foundation for safe-and-sound operations. Effective governance frameworks help maintain profitability, competitiveness, and resiliency through changing economic and market conditions by incorporating objectives, policies, and risk limits that are appropriate to the size, complexity, and risk profile of the institution. Directors are responsible for providing a clear governance framework and for monitoring the extent to which officers and employees comply with this framework, and with applicable laws and regulations.

Laws and Regulations

Key laws and regulations that pertain to FDIC-supervised institutions; note that other laws and regulations also may apply.

Supervisory Resources

Frequently asked questions, advisories, statements of policy, and other information issued by the FDIC alone, or on an interagency basis, provided to promote safe-and-sound operations.

Other Resources

Supplemental information related to safe-and-sound banking operations.


Informational videos and recordings of prior webcasts and teleconferences.

  • The Corporate Governance technical assistance video highlights the importance of corporate governance and describes the roles of individual directors and the board as a whole.
  • The Information for New Board Members technical assistance video provides information for new bank board members and an overview of their responsibilities.

The FDIC’s Technical Assistance Video Program includes educational videos designed to provide bank directors, officers, and employees with useful information about areas of supervisory focus and regulatory changes.