A state bank
is generally a financial institution
that is chartered by a state
. It differs from a reserve bank
in that it does not necessarily control monetary policy (indeed, the state in question may have no legal capacity to create monetary policy), but instead usually offers only retail and commercial services.
A state bank that has been in operation for five years or less is called a de novo
In the United States the term "state bank" is used in contradistinction to "national bank
." All national banks are chartered and regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
. State banks are chartered and regulated by a state agency (often called the Department of Financial Institutions) in the state in which its headquarters are located. In addition, state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve
are regulated by the Federal Reserve; state banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve are regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
(FDIC). Therefore, almost every state bank has both a state and federal regulator. There are a handful of state banks which do not have FDIC insurance.
Each Australian state
formerly had a state bank, but all have since been privatised. Although the Commonwealth Bank of Australia
was to some extent a state bank by the above definition before privatisation, the word ‘state’ in Australia refers predominantly to the subnational......