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Instructions for Requesting Confirmation that an
Institution was FDIC-Insured on the Date of an Offense

Last Updated: May 2, 2023

The FDIC can assist parties in criminal proceedings where an institution's insured status must be proven. The FDIC can provide a database report with details regarding an institution's insured status and history, as well as confirmation of the addresses of its branches. Where required, the FDIC can also provide a certification of insurance signed by an authorized person involved in the custody of bank insurance records. The FDIC can also arrange for a witness to testify at trial as to insured status.

Parties requesting these materials should send requests via email to Requests should be sent from official email accounts and should include the following information:

  1. the institution name;
  2. the institution address, including the branch address if necessary;
  3. the specific dates during which insured status must be proven;
  4. the anticipated trial date, or earlier date on which the information is required; and
  5. the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the requesting party.

Please request these materials, or witness testimony, at the earliest date possible.