Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding

Where is the bank data from?

The data about bank branches (also known as bank offices) is provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The data includes the address of the banks, but not their location. The location of the branches was determined using the Google Geocoder (a service matching addresses to their actual physical location) and corrected, in some cases by manual location inspection.

Where is the map and satellite images from?

The map application and the satellite images are provided by Google Inc. via the Google Maps API.

Is the data reliable?

It should be. The FDIC, an independent agency of the federal government, directly examines and supervises about 5,250 banks and savings banks, more than half of the institutions in the banking system.

What type of bank searches can I do?

The system currently supports a search for banks in named cities and towns, in US zip code areas and around an address.

For example:
Zip: 90210
Place: Mountain View California
Address: One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052

Why can't I can't find my bank?

First, if the bank is not an FDIC insured bank its branches will not be listed. Second, though the data should be reliable, in some cases it was not possible to match the bank address to a geographical location. Work on "locating" the "missing banks" is in progress.

Why is my bank plotted in the wrong place?

There can be two reasons for a location error: the first being a malformatted address and the other being an erroneous Geocoding. If you believe you have found such an error, please use to contact information below to initiate a system fix.

What if I have a question or comment?

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