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A trust company is a corporation authorized to handle assets for the benefit of others and does not have commercial banking powers.  Trust companies are not insured by the FDIC.


2021 Bank Holidays (PDF)


Any document that will be mailed to the Bureau of Credit Union and Trust Supervision must also be sent electronically to the following email address: Any institutions that sent documents via mail within the last 3 days should re-send those documents electronically to the aforementioned email address.  If you have a concern about documents mailed recently, please contact Angie Smith at +1 (717) 783-2253 or email at


All checks should still be sent to the Bureau of Credit Union and Trust Supervision through regular mail with the original filing.  Electronic copies of the original filing and a copy of all applicable checks should be sent electronically to the following email address:  General questions regarding filings should be addressed to Angie Smith at +1 (717) 783-2253 or email at   

2020 Bank Holidays Information (PDF)
Deputy Secretary’s Letter (PDF) regarding Internal Audit Programs for Financial Institutions (PDF)


Secretary's Letter on Cybersecurity (PDF)
The Department continues to work collaboratively with federal regulators, other states financial regulators, and other Commonwealth agencies to address cybersecurity challenges.

Federal Government Principles on Responding to Cyber Incidents
A Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-41) released on July 26, 2016, sets forth principles governing the federal government’s response to any cyber incident, whether involving government or private sector entities. For significant cyber incidents, PPD-41 also establishes lead federal agencies and an architecture for coordinating the broader federal government response. Learn more:

Cybersecurity Update
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) members have issued a revised Management booklet, which is part of the FFIEC Information Technology Examination Handbook (IT Handbook). The IT Handbook is available here
Read the Secretary's Letter on trust company assessment fees [PDF]. Visit the department's Estimated Assessment Calculator.


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Institutions with questions or issues regarding trust companies should contact 
Trust Supervision: 717.783.2253






Institutions with questions or issues regarding charters and applications should contact 717.783.2253

Consumers wishing to file a complaint or ask a question can use our online form or contact Consumer Services at 1.800.PA.BANKS.