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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

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

Transparency & Accountability - Bank Applications

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In its role as federal regulator, the FDIC reviews applications submitted by its insured institutions, individuals, and other entities for approval to undertake various transactions. These include applications for obtaining federal deposit insurance, engaging in mergers and acquisitions, and establishing branches.

Actions for selected application types since 2013 can be searched from the Application Search Tool.

For further questions regarding bank applications, please contact Supervision@fdic.gov.

Overview of Application Activity
12 months ending 12/31/2019

Disposition of applications received
Disposition Deposit Insurance Branch Change in Control Merger Management Change Total
Approved 9 547 12 126 82 776
Denied 0 0 0 0 0 0
Returned 0 2 1 4 2 9
Withdrawn 3 20 4 0 29 56
Totals 12 569 17 130 113 841
Processing days from original receipt
Deposit Insurance Branch Change in Control Merger Management Change Total
Average 176 28 78 64 47 -
Median 165 22 64 48 33 -
Processing days from receipt of a substantially complete application
Deposit Insurance Branch Change in Control Merger Management Change Total
Average 116 20 46 49 19 -
Median 116 19 36 43 21 -
Timeframe Goal1 120 30 45 60 25 -
Total # Approved within Goal 6 504 9 107 64 689
Percent 67% 92% 75% 85% 78% 89%
1Processing days from receipt of a substantially complete application for approvals

Archive of Overviews of Application Activity

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Bank Application Resources

Resources that govern applications to the FDIC.

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Decisions on Bank Applications

Decisions by FDIC on various types of bank applications.

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Pending New Deposit Insurance Applications

Applications submitted by individuals and other entities for approval to establish new FDIC-insured institutions.

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Applications for Deposit Insurance

Information and resources important to the deposit insurance application process.

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