What is FDIC BankFind?

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FDIC BankFind (https://banks.data.fdic.gov/bankfind-suite/bankfind) is a free database offered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The FDIC BankFind provides general information about FDIC-insured financial institutions. Both consumers and bank staff can utilize this tool for decision-making purposes.

Information Supplied by FDIC BankFind

FDIC BankFind offers a concise snapshot of a financial institution, including:

  • Status (active or inactive)
  • Website address
  • Headquarter location
  • Number of locations
  • States in which branches are located
  • Year established
  • Name changes
  • FDIC certificate number

Note: For financials, check out the FDIC’s Institution Directory (ID): https://www7.fdic.gov/idasp/advSearchLanding.asp.

BankFind Uses

Consumers: FDIC BankFind simplifies the process for consumers who are performing due diligence on a financial institution. Consumers want to know they are depositing their money with sound financial institutions, and the FDIC BankFind provides helpful information to make an informed decision.

Financial Institutions: Banking professionals also use FDIC BankFind, particularly when it comes to:

  1. Loan participations – Bankers may consult FDIC BankFind to research another bank before entering into a potential loan participation agreement. For example, State Bank may offer to sell ABC Bank part of a loan. Decision-makers at ABC Bank could quickly access FDIC BankFind to determine if State Bank is well-run and whether they feel comfortable accepting the deal. Likewise, a financial institution seeking to sell a participation could explore BankFind to identify banks to approach.
  2. Peer comparison – Bankers may also turn to FDIC BankFind to measure their own financial institution against competitors in terms of:
  • Return on investment
  • Return on assets
  • Return on equity
  • Total deposits
  • Total loan amounts
  • Market share

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