Conference of State Bank Supervisors

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) is the nationwide organization of banking regulators from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. State banking regulators supervise over 5,400 state-chartered banks. Further, most state banking departments also regulate a variety of non-bank financial services providers, including mortgage lenders. For more than a century, CSBS has given state supervisors a national forum to coordinate supervision of their regulated entities and to develop regulatory policy. CSBS also provides training to state banking and financial regulators and represents its members before Congress and the federal financial regulatory agencies.

Since 2003, CSBS has been an alliance partner in the FDIC's Money Smart program. The program helps adults enhance their money management skills, understand basic financial services offered by the financial mainstream, and build their financial confidence to use banking services effectively.

In 2008, CSBS launched its Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLS). The System is used by state residential mortgage regulators to process licenses by mortgage lenders, brokers, and mortgage loan originators. NMLS enhances state regulators’ ability to protect consumers by increasing their ability to hold industry professionals accountable for their actions. The system was expanded in 2009 to provide consumers an online public database disclosing the licensing status of firms and individuals, including any state enforcement history. The System was further expanded in 2012 to accommodate state use of NMLS for non-mortgage, non-depository financial services industries.

More information about the Conference of State Bank Supervisors can be found at

John W. Ryan
President and CEO
Conference of State Bank Supervisors
1129 20th Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20036-3403
Phone: (202) 296-2840
Fax: (202) 296-1928
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