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Banking Law

Research guide for banking law

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Bloomberg Law: Practice Centers - Banking & Finance Practice Center

Lexis: Practice Area or Industry - Banking Law

Westlaw: Practice Areas - Finance & Banking

State Legislation and Regulations


Connecticut banking statutes are in Title 36a of the General Statutes of Connecticut:

36a CGS - The Banking Law of Connecticut (KFC 3630 1958 .A22 2015 3rd floor).

Internet access to the General Statutes of Connecticut.

Internet access to all 50 states’ statutes.

Legislative Committee:

Connecticut General Assembly Banking Committee


Connecticut banking regulations are in Title 36a of the Regulations of Connecticut States Agencies:

Title 36a - The Banking Law of Connecticut.

Internet access through Conneticut's eRegulations System, browse for Title 36a.

State Regulatory Agencies:

Connecticut Department of Banking            

State Banking Department links                  

Federal Legislation and Regulations


Federal banking statutes are in Title 12 of the United States Code:

12 U.S.C. –  Banks and Banking  (KF 62 2001 3rd Floor).

Internet Access to Public/Session Laws: GovInfo and HeinOnline .

Legislative Committees:

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs  

House Committee on Banking and Financial Services     


Federal banking regulations are in Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations:

12 C.F.R. – Banks and Banking  (KF70 .A3 3rd Floor).

The Federal Register (KF70 A2 3rd Floor), is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Federal Regulating Agencies:

U.S. Treasury Department

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council

National Credit Union Administration

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Office of Management and Budget


Uniform Commercial Code

The Uniform Commercial Code plays a significant role in state banking law. Particularly worth noting are:

Article 3 - Negotiable Instruments

Article 4 - Bank Deposits

Article 4A - Funds Transfer

Article 5 - Letters of Credit

Article 8 - Investment Securities

Article 9 - Secured Transactions

William D. Hawkland, Uniform Commercial Code Series, KF 879.527 H38, 5th floor.