Specialized Research Databases
A simple statement of the function of banks is found in an article by George W. Bentson, "Is Government Bank Regulation Necessary," Journal of Financial Services Research 18:2/3 (2000):185-202. According to Bentson, banks are "deposit- taking, exchange facilitating, and lending institutions." Banks chartered by the federal government or an individual state are regulated when performing these and other functions.
For additional background on banking regulation in the United States see:
Lovett, William A., Banking and Financial Institutions Law in a Nutshell, 7th ed. (St. Paul, MN: West, 2009)
Malloy, Michael P., Principles of Bank Regulation, 3rd ed. (St. Paul, MN: West 2011)
(The West Nutshell Series and Concise Hornbooks are part of the Westlaw Study Aids subscription free with an STCL law student account.)
Below are links to major federal regulatory agencies. Follow the links on these pages to pertinent laws and regulations.
Paper and Other Electronic Resources in the Catalog
The items below represent a small sample of our newer publications on banking law and practice. Search our Stella+ search engine or just the Stella catalog by keyword, title (if exact title is known, or subject. A Stella+ or Stella result can be narrowed with advanced searches.
Here is a link to an article in American Banker by Andy Peters, "Want a High-Paying Banking Job? Consider a Compliance Career," :American Banker. 177.F330 (Aug. 3, 2012):