Where can I find the FDIC Bank Watch List?
The FDIC does not publish their list of banks or thrift institutions on their ailing list, otherwise known as the FDIC Bank Watchlist. However, private companies do publish ratings on banks. The FDIC has compiled a list of these private ratings services.
The FDIC does explicitly state that this list of private ratings firms is in no way an endorsement by the FDIC. Basically, there is no guarantee these private firms data about banks reflects the FDIC data, but it’s probably a pretty safe bet that they’re close.
These private firms include:
A.M. Best Company
Creative Investment Research, Inc.
FIS – Financial Information Systems, LLC
Highline Data LLC
IDC Financial Publishing
Institutional Risk Analytics
LACE Financial Corp.
Weiss Ratings Inc.
It is also important to not that most of these firms charge fees for this information.
Bankrate does offer some information for free.
For a complete list of these companies, including contact information and website information, please visit the FDIC page.