Bank Holding Company is a company that owns one or more subsidiary banks. There is no regional designations for such a company, but often they are interstate and international. These companies are usually interstate because there is no reason to hold multiple bank brands within a given state. Many of these companies are international, reaching both investors and clients abroad.
Bank Holding Companies are supervised by the Federal Reserve.
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