Resources by topic: Banking
Links to a number of helpful banking resources.
Bank on Washington
Bank On Washington is a partnership of banks, credit unions, government, and community organizations that work together to bring low cost checking and savings accounts to Washington residents.
Helpwithmybank.gov from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency helps you find answers to your banking questions.
Bank Financial Statements
Review banks financial statements via the FDIC website.
Electronic Banking and Safety
Tips When Using Mobile Devices for Financial Services (pdf)
Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when using mobile devices for financial services.
Request for Information Regarding the Use of Mobile Financial Services by Consumers (pdf)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking information about how consumers are using mobile financial services to access products and services, manage finances and achieve their financial goals.
Tips for Safe Banking on the Internet
Tips from the FDIC on how to protect yourself when doing online banking.
How to Guard Against Internet Thieves
Tips from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on how to protect yourself and your bank account online against thieves.
Washington Department of Financial Institutions - Division of Banks
The Division of Banks regulates Washington State-chartered commercial banks, stock savings banks, mutual savings banks, alien banks, savings and loan associations, and independent trust companies.
The Comptroller of the Currency
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) charters, regulates, and supervises national banks. It also supervises the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
If you have problems with your bank or credit union company you can also contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) preserves and promotes public confidence in the U.S. financial system by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions.
The Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States which governs monetary policy.
Checks and Checking
Electronic Check Conversion
Learn about your rights when it comes to electronic check conversion and what to do if you have a problem.
FAQs about Check
Answers to frequently asked questions from the Federal Reserve about check clearing.
Consumer Guide to Check Processing
This publication from the Federal Reserve describes check processing.
for Protecting Your Checking Account
Tips from the Federal Reserve on how to protect your checking account.
What is a Credit Union?
Information from the National Credit Union Administration about credit unions and the services they provide.
How to Access a Credit Union Call Report
Information from DFI on how to access credit union financial statements.
Credit Union Regulators
National Credit Union Administration
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the independent federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions.
Washington Department of Financial Institutions - Division of Credit Unions
The Division of Credit Unions charters and regulates credit unions in Washington.
Safety of Washington Bank
and Credit Union Deposits
Information from DFI on safety of bank and credit union deposits in Washington state.
- Banks Deposit Insurance Estimator
EDIE the Estimator can calculate your FDIC insurance coverage for each FDIC-insured bank where you have deposit accounts.
- Credit Unions Share Insurance Estimator
The NCUA share insurance estimator allows credit union members to estimate their insurance coverage.
Small Business Loans
Small Business Lending
Information and help from the FDIC about small business lending.