Who We Supervise

The Department of Financial Services supervises many different types of institutions. Supervision by DFS may entail chartering, licensing, registration or filing requirements, examination, etc. The "Who We Supervise App" on the DFS Portal can help you find out whether a financial institution is regulated and/or licensed by the Department, and what additional locations or branches the entity may have:

Institution Types

Visit our Institution Definition and Description page for a brief definition of each of the main types of institutions/individuals that we supervise or license and a brief description of the laws under which we regulate them.

Other Registered/Approved/Authorized Entities

DFS also registers, approves, permits, authorizes and de-authorizes certain entities. The following links can help you find out more about:

Historical Listing of Banks

DFS maintains a historical listing of New York banking institutions - banks and trust companies, savings banks, savings and loans, credit unions, investment companies and foreign banking institutions - that are or were New York State-chartered, as well as most federally chartered institutions that have ever operated in the state of New York.

Non-New York State Chartered institutions

Certain banks, credit unions and other financial institutions may not be New York State-chartered, so we may not supervise them. Here are some resources to help you determine who does.