Safety and Soundness



Public SR Letters and manuals related to commercial bank exams, bank holding companies and information technology.

Commercial Bank Examination Manual (Board) 
Provides guidance for Federal Reserve System examiners to plan and conduct bank examinations.

Bank Holding Company Supervision Manual (Board)
Provides guidance for Federal Reserve System examiners to conduct inspections of bank holding companies and their nonbank subsidiaries.

Trading and Capital-Markets Activities Manual (Board) 
Details sound management practices and key examination and review considerations for trading and capital-markets banking activities, including discussions of risk management issues encountered in trading and dealer operations.

Information Technology Examination Handbook (FFIEC)
Intended as guidance to Federal Reserve supervisory personnel in planning and conducting financial institution and technology service providers (TSP) examinations.

Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual (FFIEC)
An overview of BSA/AML compliance program requirements, BSA/AML risks and risk management expectations, industry sound practices and examination procedures.

Public SR Letters (Board) 
Supervision and Regulation Letters, commonly known as SR Letters, are issued by the Board of Governors' Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation. SR Letters provide procedural guidance for management of supervised banking organizations and/or banking supervision staff at the Federal Reserve to comply with laws, regulations or supervisory policy.

Interagency Guidance on Financial Privacy (Board)
Guidance to help financial institutions comply with these agencies' consumer privacy regulations.