Federal Register: Includes notices, presidential documents, and proposed and final regulations. Before a rule is published in the CFR, it is first released in the Federal Register. The Federal Register explanation of a rule is more detailed and complete. The Federal Register is available from a variety of sources, both in print and online, including:
Code of Federal Regulations: Final rules and regulations are arranged topically by subject in the Code of Federal Regulations, which consists of 50 titles. Regulations governing banks and banking can be found in Title 12 of the CFR. The CFR is updated annually on a cyclical basis. Titles 1-16 are updated in the Official CFR as of January 1 of each year. The CFR is available from a variety of sources, both in print and online, including:
Federal Reserve: The central bank of the United States that controls monetary policy. Their website provides excellent Economic Research andData pages that allow users to interact with and download Federal Reserve Board data. The Federal Reserve's Supervision and Regulation page contains a series of useful databases, including:
Department of the Treasury: Includes current news, links to all sub-agencies of the US treasury and statistical information. The website also contains a Financial Stability page that offers information and data related to the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP).
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: The FDIC is an independent agency that insures bank deposits. Their website provides consumer protection resources, bank closing information, bank data and statistics, industry news and more.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: The OCC is an independent bureau of the Treasury Department that regulates and supervises national banks and federal savings associations. Visitors to the OCC website will find news and issuances, publications, tools and forms and many other banking resources.