On November 19, 2014, the OCC issued the “Federal Branches and Agencies” booklet of the Comptroller’s Licensing Manual, which is a revision of the same booklet issued in December 1999. The booklet’s revisions address amendments in 2003 to the International Banking Act of 1978, policy considerations for conversions of state-licensed branches and agencies to federal licenses, applicable regulatory changes that address expedited approvals for branch and agency office establishments and relocations and elimination of agreements for deposit-taking  by limited federal branches. The booklet also discusses new activities and operations permitted for federal branches and agencies.

The booklet of the Comptroller’s Licensing Manual is available at:

http://www.occ.gov/publications/publications-by-type/licensing-manuals/fba.pdf

and the OCC’s Approach to Federal Branch and Agency Supervision is available at:

http://www.occ.gov/publications/publications-by-type/other-publications-reports/approach-to-fba-supervision.pdf