Regulations, Policies, and Guidance

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System establishes the policies and guidance that the Reserve Banks apply when supervising financial institutions.

Regulations Contacts at FRBSF

Board of Governors Regulatory Developments
The Board of Governors webpage for banking information and regulation.

Board of Governors Regulations
Bank regulation entails issuing specific regulations and guidelines governing the operations, activities, and acquisitions of banking organizations.

Board of Governors Supervision & Regulation Letters
Supervision and Regulation Letters, commonly known as SR Letters, address significant policy and procedural matters related to the Federal Reserve System’s supervisory responsibilities.

Board of Governors Consumer Affairs Letters
Consumer Affairs letters address significant policy and procedural matters related to the Federal Reserve System’s consumer compliance supervisory responsibilities.

Board of Governors Supervision Manuals
These manuals are intended to provide guidance to supervisory personnel in planning and conducting examinations and inspections and are to be used in conjunction with other supervisory guidance and manuals.

Board of Governors Legal Interpretations
These letters consist of opinions of Board staff and the Board of Governors.

Federal Banking Regulations
This FRB St. Louis site tracks significant rules and guidance affecting depository institutions and their holding companies issued by federal agencies responsible for bank supervision.

District Circular Letters
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco uses circular letters to communicate new policies and announcements to institutions in the Twelfth Federal Reserve District.


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