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

Transparency & Accountability - Legal Matters

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The FDIC supports compliance with applicable laws and regulations, safe and sound operation of FDIC-insured depository institutions, resolution of financially troubled and insolvent institutions, the insurance of depository institutions, and FDIC-related litigation. This webpage provides information for certain legal activities undertaken by the FDIC.

For further information regarding any legal activities, please contact

Proposed Rules/Comments/Final Rules/RFIs from
FDIC Federal Register Citations
January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018
Year Proposed
Comments Final
Requests for
2018 15 172 17 3
2017 5 447 6 0

For more information: Federal Register Citations.

FOIA Requests Received, Processed, and Pending
Fiscal Year Period October 1 - September 30
Fiscal Year Requests Pending as of the Start of Fiscal Year Requests Received in the Fiscal Year Requests Processed in the Fiscal Year Requests Pending as of the End of the Fiscal Year
FY 2017 22 440 442 20

Statutory mandate: 20 days to process a FOIA request.
FDIC average processing time for all simple requests was 8.93 days.
For more information: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Service Center.

Enforcement Decisions & Orders
January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018
Timeframe Consent and Cease & Desist Orders Civil Money Penalties Removal and Prohibition Orders Orders for Restitution
2018 17 23 50 5
2017 22 42 57 4

These are the most frequently issued types of formal enforcement actions. Every order issued or notice of charges filed can be found here: Enforcement Decisions and Orders

Additional information on prior years’ enforcement actions may be found in the FDIC's Annual Reports.

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Comment on Pending Rules

Comment or view comments on pending, completed, or final rules proposed by the FDIC via Federal Register Citations.

Laws & Regulations

Appeals of Assessment or Supervisory Determinations

Appeals process for insured depository institutions supervised by the FDIC to review material supervisory determinations and for FDIC depository institutions to review assessment determinations.

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FDIC Board Matters

Information on meetings held by the FDIC Board of Directors, including results of all open meetings.

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FDIC Law, Regulations & Related Acts

A compilation of banking-related material, including information from other agencies. Updated bimonthly.

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Enforcement Decisions & Orders

The formal actions against financial institutions that are regulated by the FDIC or against their affiliated parties, including final orders and notices of changes.

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Professional Liability Lawsuits

In its receivership capacity, the FDIC may sue professionals who caused losses to a failed financial institution.

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