Records management is taking on a new priority as banks recognize the direct relationship of record retention to sound compliance protection. Unfortunately, bank records accumulate at a rapid rate, making control and organization unwieldy. The Bank Records Retention Deskbook provides all the information an institution needs to develop a safe, sound and practical approach to records retention. The Deskbook is designed to help institutions determine what should be retained, understand the compliance requirements and develop the most cost-effective method for storing information. This book includes not only a comprehensive statutory reference that will enable readers t find the applicable laws and regulations that apply to an institution, but also a complete library of ready-to-use master forms and checklists to be used over and over in managing their record retention program.