How Do I Get Approved?



Mergers, Acquisitions and New Activities

Holding companies must, in most circumstances, either notify the Federal Reserve or obtain Federal Reserve approval before engaging in certain transactions.  These transactions include:  formation, expansion, change in control, new or expanded nonbank or financial activities, stock redemption, financial holding company election, commitment relief, qualified family partnership determinations and so on.

Because the regulatory processing times for such transactions vary, organizations are strongly encouraged to contact the Applications Department for additional information. If you want detailed descriptions of common filing types, links to forms, and information to contact the Applications Department, link to Apply for Mergers and Acquisitions.

Bank holding companies with a subsidiary bank who is interested in membership in the Federal Reserve System, link to Apply for Membership.

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the applications process or to discuss a specific transaction, please contact:
Grady Kesler, Applications Manager
 Direct: (816) 881-4738
 Fax: (816) 881-2252

Mailing Address:
 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
 Applications Department
 1 Memorial Drive
 Kansas City, Missouri 64198