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Can a bank located in one state serve customers living in a different state?

Financial institutions supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) hold a national charter and might offer banking products and services in one state, in several states, or nationally. Contact the financial institution in question to determine what products and services are available in your area.

Last Reviewed: April 2021

Please note: The terms "bank" and "banks" used in these answers generally refer to national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches or agencies of foreign banking organizations that are regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Find out if the OCC regulates your bank. Information provided on HelpWithMyBank.gov should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion of the OCC.

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