Legal/Financial Links

Legal Links

  • Federal Reserve Board
    The official site of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the governing body for member state banks.  Contains information on the Fed, banking information and regulations, payment systems, economic research and data, and consumer information.  Also available are reporting forms, publications, and education resources.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    The official site of the FDIC, the governing body for non-member state banks.  Resources for banking professionals, including industry analysis, laws and regulations, and reports and statistics.  Also has information on examinations and deposit insurance.  Publications and educational video clips available for viewing online.
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
    Official site of the governing body for national banks.  Contains the OCC’s latest new releases, banking issuances, employment information, and publications.  Also has information on national banks cooperate applications, the Community Reinvestment Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the OCC’s organizational directory, and forms and software.
  • Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS)
    The official site of CSBS, a national organization dedicated to advancing the state banking system.  Provides current industry news, regulatory information, applicable international information, and educational programs.  Also has contact information for all state banking departments.
  • FinCEN – Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Help 
    Official site of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a division of the United States Department of Treasury.  Provides BSA guidance and BSA e-filing. Also contains information about FinCEN, PATRIOT Act, law enforcement, and publications, including reports and federal register notices.
  • Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) – HMDA
    Site compiled by FFIEC on Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).  Information is organized into three categories: “About HMDA,” which contains the history and regulations behind HMDA; “How to File,” which has filing specifications, software and various resources for reporting HMDA data; and “Public Data,” access to online reports and ordering information for HMDA public data.
  • Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank
    Official site.  Banking information on supervision, consumer compliance, Fed membership, applications, regulations, e-banking, discount window, statistical reports and reserves administration.
  • Government Printing Office
    GPO is the federal government’s primary centralized resource for gathering, cataloging, producing, providing, and preserving published information in all its forms.  Provides access to the Federal Register and CFR, along with other information products produced by the Federal government
  • Minnesota Statutes
    Table of contents for the most current compilation of Minnesota Statutes.
  • Minnesota Session Laws
    All laws passed by the legislature.  Laws are later codified into the Minnesota Statutes by placing them in context of statutes already in existence.  Multiple search methods available.
  • Minnesota Constitution
    Most current version of the Minnesota Constitution.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
    E-Government initiative created to provide better customer service for small businesses interacting with the federal government.  Information presented based on business user’s point of view. Contains federal rules, regulations, guidelines, resources, and other information for small business owners.
  • Bankers Online
    Leading authority for banking and financial services professionals.  Contains over 10,000 articles in the following areas: Compliance, Lending, Operations, Security, Marketing, Technology and eBanking.  Also has web training seminars and discussion boards on all topics. 

Financial Links

  • Fraudweek.com
  • National Fraud Information Center by the National Consumers League, is a site to help fight fraud by improving prevention. Contains information on Internet fraud, telemarketing fraud, fraud against the elderly, and how to report fraud.
  • Equifax - www.equifax.com
    *  To order your report, call 1-800-685-1111 or write P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
    *  To report fraud, call 1-800-525-6285 and write P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
  • Experian - www.experian.com
    *  To order your report, call 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742) or write P.O. Box 2104, Allen, TX 75013
    *  To report fraud, call 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742) and write P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013
  • TransUnion - www.transunion.com
    *  To order your report, call 1-800-916-8800 or write P.O. Box 1000, Chester, PA 19022
    *  To report fraud, call: 1-800-680-7289 and write Fraud Victim Assistance Division, P.O. 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834
  • Debt Counselors of America, a non-profit, hosts a site to help consumers get out of debt with free information and software.
  • American Bankruptcy Institute is a helpful site containing information for consumers struggling with bankruptcy issues. Includes stats and bankruptcy news.
  • Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company (MGIC):  Overview of private mortgage insurance and an excellent national real estate economic resource center.
  • Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA):  Fannie Mae is major secondary market investor that purchases mortgage loans from mortgage bankers and other financial institutions.
  • Homepath is Fannie Mae's site to help people buy or refinance a home.
  • Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a federal agency that oversees the Federal Housing Administration.
  • Veterans Administration (VA)  is a federal agency that provides various services, such as housing opportunities, for veterans.
  • The Minnesota Money Manager's popular page on How To Get Your Credit Report.  Provides everything you'll need to get your report, and continually updated information on getting your report on the Internet. Links directly to the pages you'll need to get your report from the three major credit reporting services.
  • Mastercard's Credit Talk is a site that discusses your credit report, how to repair it, advice on how to start repairing your report and tips on what to do to build good credit in the first place.
  • Direct Credit is a consumer credit rebuilding service. Contains helpful information on what's on your credit report.
  • Getsmart: A website comparing and contrasting credit cards and rates from the top 100 card issuers.

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