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:
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.