Important Notices

June 30, 2010

Second Call

TO THE MANAGERS OF ALL CALIFORNIA AGENCIES/BRANCHES OF FOREIGN BANKS:

Dear Sir or Madam: 

Please read this letter thoroughly for instructions on how to download, save and email the call report form and instructions from the DFI Web site.  If you do not have access to the Web, or cannot access the forms, contact Patrick Carroll at pcarroll@dfi.ca.gov or by telephone at (415) 263-8559 to make other arrangements. 

Some of the web links to download and save the forms and instructions have changed.  If you have saved those links to the Favorites Center on your Internet browser you may need to update them.

Downloading the Report of Income

  1. Open your Web browser to: http://www.dfi.ca.gov/forms/foreign/foreignforms.asp.  Or, to navigate to the form from the DFI Home page, www.dfi.ca.gov, click on the “Resources” tab, then click “DFI Forms”, then click “Foreign (Other Nation) Bank Forms”.
  2. Scroll down the page and locate the link to the following form in Excel format.  For your convenience, a link to the form is http://www.dfi.ca.gov/forms/foreign/Form523.xls.
  3. Click on the link to the form.
  4. If the file/download box appears on your screen, click the open button to open the form.
  5. Enter the "Department of Financial Institutions number" in the appropriate place on the report. For your convenience, a list of Department of Financial Institutions numbers can be found at http://www.dfi.ca.gov/directory/fbc.asp.
  6. Complete filling in the form. Name it Form523.xls and save it to a familiar location on your computer.
  7.  Email the completed form as an attachment to callreport@dfi.ca.gov on or before Monday, August 2, 2010.  It is not necessary to submit hard copies of the forms. Please put the name of your institution and the call report date in the subject line of your message.  It is not necessary to submit hard copies of the forms. 

Completing the Report of Income

Below the form link is a link to the instructions for the preparation of the form.  The instructions are in Adobe PDF format:
http://www.dfi.ca.gov/forms/foreign/Form523Instructions.pdf.

Signature Requirements

Although agencies and branches of foreign banks may now send in their Reports of Income as email attachments instead of as hard copies, a signed, executed hard copy of each call report form must be kept in a file at the bank. This file must be available upon request to examiners during the course of an examination.

FFIEC Form 002 Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches

Please also submit two hard copies of the June 30, 2010 Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches, FFIEC Form 002.  Banks having multiple agency or branch offices in this state must submit two reports consolidating their California operations and two reports for each individual office.  For example, a foreign bank having offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles would submit a total of six forms.  Licensees may also email a PDF version of the Report of Assets and Liabilities in lieu of submitting hard copies.

Call Report Amendments 

Foreign banks making revisions to the Report of Income or FFIEC call report should send a copy of the revisions to this office, and keep a copy in the call report file at the bank.  Foreign banks having more than one office should submit revised reports both for the affected office and on a consolidated basis.

Certification Form

A signed, executed Certification form in to be kept in the call report file at the branch or agency office together with a copy of the FFIEC Call Report. You can download the form in Adobe PDF format here: http://www.dfi.ca.gov/forms/foreign/fbcer.pdf.  Or, to navigate to the form from the DFI Home page, www.dfi.ca.gov , click on the "Resources" tab, then click "DFI Forms", then click "Foreign (Other Nation) Bank Forms".  Scroll down the page and locate the link to the form Call Report Certification Page for Foreign Banks.

To view and print the form you must first have installed the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Reader can be downloaded free from the Adobe home page at www.adobe.com.  If you need assistance viewing and printing the form from our home page, contact Arlene Delacruz at (415) 263-8558 or by e-mail at adelacruz@dfi.ca.gov. Call report preparers without access to the Web may request hard copies of the form by calling Patrick Carroll at (415) 263-8559. Do not return the Certification Form to this office.

General Instructions

Both the FFIEC 002 forms and the Report of Income must be received in this office by Monday, August 2, 2010.  Banks making revisions to the FFIEC call report should send a copy of the revisions to this office, and keep a copy in the call report file at the bank.  Foreign banks having more than one office should submit a revised report both for the affected office and on a consolidated basis.
 
Please respond to the Department of Financial Institutions, San Francisco Office.  Please note our new address: 45 Fremont Street, Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA  94105-2219.  Questions regarding the completion of the required reports should be directed to our San Francisco office at (415) 263-8559 or by e-mail at pcarroll@dfi.ca.gov.


Very truly yours,

/s/ 

PATRICK C. CARROLL
Strategic Support Manager

PCC