The annual Summary of Deposits (SOD) survey form and instructions
for the period ending June 30, 1999, are enclosed. While the survey is unchanged from last
year, the instructions and definitions have been changed slightly for clarification. Also,
a table of contents is provided for easy reference for reporting new, closed and relocated
Financial institutions will again have the option to file their SOD surveys
electronically rather than return the hard-copy form. Electronic Data Systems (EDS) serves
as the collection agent for the SOD survey. In order for your bank to file its SOD survey
electronically, you must use computer software that has been certified by EDS. Certified
software is available through certain vendors that have completed a certification process.
Currently, SOD software products marketed by DBI Financial Systems, Inc. (800-774-3279);
DPSC Software, Inc. (800-825-3772); and Sheshunoff Information Services, Inc.
(800-505-8333) have been certified by EDS for electronic submission. The Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has provided these software companies with a significant
number of edits that the FDIC uses to validate SOD survey information.
The filing deadline for submitting the hard-copy survey form is July 30, 1999.
Institutions filing electronically must submit their surveys by August 16, 1999.
If your institution was involved in a merger or purchase/sale before June 30 and it is
not reflected on your initial survey form, please fax (202-898-6952) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) the FDIC Structure Unit with
the effective date of the acquisition, the name of the acquired institution and other
pertinent information. We will ensure that the transaction is processed immediately and
mail you a revised SOD survey. The software vendors have indicated they will also send a
revised software package to applicable institutions upon request.
All data collected from the SOD survey are available to the public. Banks may receive
published deposit information from the FDIC in booklet form, on computer printouts, on
magnetic tape or through the FDIC Internet site (www.fdic.gov).
For further information about the SOD survey, please contact the FDIC's Trust and
Survey Group at 1-800-765-4081. Thank you for your cooperation in making the SOD survey as
accurate and complete as possible.
James L. Sexton
Enclosure: (not available electronically)
Distribution: Insured Commercial Banks, FDIC-Supervised Savings Banks, and
U.S. Branches of Foreign Banks
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institutions letters may be obtained through the
FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC
20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).