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banking: an overview

Banks and bank accounts are regulated by both state and federal statutes. Bank accounts may be established by national and state chartered banks and savings associations. All are regulated by the law under which they were established.

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Federal Material

Federal Statutes

Federal Agency Regulations

  • Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulationscontains federal agency regulations that concern banks and banking.
    • Chapter I of that title contains regulations promulgated by the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury.
    • Chapter II, regulations governing the Federal Reserve System.
    • Chapter III, the regulations of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
    • Chapter V, the regulations of the Office of Thrift Supervision of the Department of the Treasury.
    • Other chapters contain contains the regulations of the Export-Import Bank, Farm Credit Administration, Natural Credit Union Administration, Federal Financing Bank, Federal Finance Institutions Examination Council, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board, and the Resolution Trust Corporation.

Federal Judicial Decisions

State Material

State Statutes

State Judicial Decisions

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Key Internet Sources

Useful Offnet (or Subscription- $) Sources

  • Good Starting Point in Print: Ann Graham et al., Banking Law, Matthew Bender Inc. and Company, New York, NY (1981, with updates)

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