Bank Enforcement Procedures


This page provides materials that are relevant to the enforcement procedures of federal banking regulatory agencies, as well as to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The banking agencies may take informal and formal enforcement actions against entities that they supervise, or individuals affiliated with such entities, for violations of laws, rules or regulations, unsafe or unsound practices, breaches of fiduciary duty, or violations of written commitments. Formal actions include cease and desist orders, written agreements, PCA Directives, removal and prohibition orders, and orders assessing civil money penalties. Informal enforcement actions are used when circumstances warrant a less severe form of action than a formal action. Examples of informal actions include commitments, board resolutions, and memoranda of understanding.'s picture
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