Similar to a bank holding company, a savings and loan holding company (SLHC) must file applications for prior Federal Reserve approval under certain circumstances, such as merging with another SLHC or bank holding company, acquiring a savings & loan or bank as a subsidiary, or distributing dividends.

SLHC Applications Information 
Forms, instructions, processing timeframes, and publications requirements for various SLHC applications.  See the next link for additional Mutual SLHC applications.

SLHC Mutual Holding Company Applications Information 
Forms, instructions, processing timeframes, and publications requirements for various Mutual SLHC applications.

Change in Control Information 
A change in SLHC ownership may also require a filing.  Individuals or groups acting in concert that wish to acquire ownership of an SLHC should contact this Reserve Bank in advance to determine whether a filing would be required. 

Newspaper Publication Requirements 
Sample language and instructions for newspaper publications for various SLHC applications.

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Formations + Transactions Contacts

Joseph Cuenco
Assistant Vice President, Formations + Transactions
(415) 974-2094 or
(800) 227-4133

Tania Luhde
Sr. Supervisory Analyst
(415) 974-3229 or
(800) 227-4133

Contact for scheduling meetings, obtaining forms, and general information

Muriel Maxwell
Project Analyst
(415) 974-3010

Mailing address for applications, notifications, and other general correspondence

Joseph Cuenco
Assistant Vice President
Formations + Transactions
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street I 10th Floor
San Francisco, California 94105