Consolidating its online tools for researching banks, including their financials and details on mergers, is the aim of a new section on the website of the federal insurer of bank deposits, the agency said Wednesday.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) said its new BankFind Suite provides one-stop access to its collection of data tools.
“Whether you’re a developer and want to access our new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for data retrieval or a consumer looking for easy point-and-click access to information about your bank, you can find everything you need in one convenient place,” the agency said in a release.
The agency said the new web section contains current and historic bank data, bank failures and assistance data, and bank structure events and changes data “which provides insight about mergers, liquidations, and branch purchases and assumptions.”
The API section, the agency said, allows developers access to the FDIC’s publicly available bank data to build applications of their own. The agency said more data would be added on an ongoing basis. “This API is open to the public and does not currently require any authentication or API keys to access,” the agency said in the API section of BankFind Suite. “The FDIC will require API keys by 2021. More information will be provided on how to obtain an API key in the near future.”