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About the National Information Center (NIC)

The National Information Center (NIC) provides comprehensive information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest including both domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the U.S. The NIC Public Web Site is an interface to the NIC data, which may be accessed by selecting “Institution Search","USBA Search", or “Top 50 BHCs” from the menu bar.

When navigating the site, click on the "Help" link, at the bottom of any page to learn more about the features in that page. Click on FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to see if there is an answer to a questions that you may have.


A brief summary and status of the availability of Financial Data for Bank Holding Companies (BHCs) and U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banking Organizations (FBOs) are available. Data, including revisions, are updated daily during the business week.

What's New

When changes occur each quarter, a brief summary of the changes will be listed here. The "What's New" category will be displayed for approximately 30 days. "What's New" will not be displayed again until the next financial reporting period unless there is a major change to the site or changes affecting the status of the financial information being reported.

Institution Search

The Institution Search option allows you to perform a search for an institution's current and historical data.

USBA Search

The U.S. Branches and Agencies of FBOs Search allows you to search specifically for these types of institutions.

Top 50 BHCs

These are bank holding companies with the largest consolidated total assets and are ranked each quarter on a scale of 1 to 50.

Institution Profile

Provides detailed characteristic information about an institution. Characteristic information includes attributes such as Institution type, Location, and Primary Federal Regulator and Structure information such as Organization Hierarchy, Institutions Acquired, Institution History, and Branch Locator.

Organization Hierarchy
Displays the ownership relationships of the institution.

Institutions Acquired
Displays acquisitions made by the institution.

Institution History
Lists the changes to an institution's characteristic and structure information over time

Branch Locator
A search option that provides a comprehensive list of all branches belonging to an institution. Not all banks will have branches therefore, the option will only be available for those that do.

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