State Member Banks (SMBs) must notify the Federal Reserve or obtain Federal Reserve approval before engaging in certain transactions. These transactions include: mergers, branches, changes in control involving certain shareholders, and a change in the general character of a bank’s business.
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 SMB filings can be accessed using the following links:
External LinkBank Service Company
External LinkChange in Control
External LinkChanges in the General Character of a State Member Bank's Business
External LinkDomestic Branches
External LinkPremises Acquisition
External LinkNotice of Addition or Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers
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.