There are currently 244 branch offices of national and other state banks [PDF] doing business in the District of Columbia today. Only District-chartered banks are regulated by the Department of Insurance Securities and Banking (DISB). DISB does not regulate national banks or banks chartered by other states.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
The federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regulates the activities of all national banks and federal savings associations. They also supervise the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. Their goal in supervising banks and federal savings associations is to ensure that they operate in a safe and sound manner and in compliance with laws requiring fair treatment of their customers and fair access to credit and financial products. The website for the OCC is: http://occ.gov.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
The mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products. The website for the CFPB is: http://www.consumerfinance.gov.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress of the United States to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system. They do this by:
- Insuring deposits
- Examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection
- Managing receiverships
The website for the FDIC is: http://www.fdic.gov.