Bank holding companies must notify the Federal Reserve or obtain prior approval before engaging in certain transactions. These transactions include: holding company formations, acquisitions, changes in control involving certain shareholders, nonbank activities, stock redemptions, and financial holding company elections.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact us from the contacts listed on the Applications and Membership page for information prior to the submission of an application. Filing forms and general guidance and instructions for bank holding company filings and financial holding company elections can be accessed using the following links:

External LinkFormation/Expansion

External LinkNonbank Activities

External LinkChange in Control

External LinkStock Redemption

External LinkNotice of Addition or Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers

External LinkFinancial Holding Company Election

Applicants are highly encouraged to use FedEZFile - a secure web-based system that allows organizations to submit applications to the Federal Reserve online. External LinkClick here for details.