Banking in The United States

Banking in the United States is regulated by both the federal and state governments.

The five largest banks in the United States at December 31, 2011 were JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, and Goldman Sachs. In December 2011, the five largest banks’ assets were equal to 56 percent of the U.S. economy, compared with 43 percent five years earlier.

Banking in the United States

Monetary policy
The Federal Reserve System

Regulation

Lending
Credit card

Deposit accounts
Savings account
Checking account
Money market account
Certificate of deposit

Deposit account insurance
FDIC and NCUA

Electronic funds transfer (EFT)
ATM card
Debit card
ACH
Bill payment
EBT
Wire transfer

Check Clearing System
Checks
Substitute checks • Check 21 Act

Types of bank charter
Credit union
Federal savings bank
Federal savings association
National bank

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