Wednesday, December 14, 2005
A little while ago, I did a post entitled "Researching Maryland Banks." In that post, we discussed using the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) as a research tool to research Maryland banks. The FFIEC is the overarching umbrella organization that provides oversight for a number of other institutions. One of those institutions is the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). OTS is the primary body charged with regulating federally chartered and many state-chartered thrift institutions, including savings banks and savings and loan associations. While the OTS site doesn't provide the kind of detailed financial information found on the FFEIC's site, it does provide some useful information about Maryland banks. The "Corporate Directories" page allows you to search the institution directory for a Maryland bank. The directory provides contact information for the bank, name of its primary officer, and its total assets. The site also provides a "Related Organization Directory." You simply type in the name of your bank and the system lists the names of other organizations related to it.