This archive includes materials released by the FCIC in February 2011 in conjunction with the release of FCIC's final report. To view the additional materials, including interviews, released by the National Archives and Records Administration commencing in March 2016, please click here.
Use the search box below to find documents, video and audio gathered by the FCIC. Type a keyword below to search for individuals, institutions or footnotes from the report. You may filter your results to show only documents or videos.
Staff Data Projects
The Commission gathered data from multiple sources to aid in its understanding of the crisis.
In the course of its research and investigation, the Commission interviewed more than 700 witnesses. Recordings or transcripts of many of those interviews have been made public.
The following graphic files were created by the FCIC to help illustrate a number of issues the Commission highlighted in its public hearings and in its final report.
Underwater Mortgages: Many mortgage holders find themselves underwater; that is, owing more than their homes are worth. This is particularly true in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, and Nevad.
Use the search box below or select a letter to find common terms used in FCIC's report and their definitions.
Debt instrument secured by assets such as mortgages, credit card loans or auto loans.
collateralized debt obligation
Type of security often composed of the riskier portions of mortgage-backed securities.
NARA Opens Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
03/11/2016 | Press Release
FCIC Releases Report on the Causes of the Financial Crisis
01/27/2011 | Press Release
FCIC Announces Details for Release of Final Report
01/24/2011 | Press Release
Reports & Fact Sheets
Throughout the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's tenure, the Commission’s staff developed preliminary staff reports containing factual background information on subject matters related to the Commission's public hearings. These staff reports were submitted to the Commission and the public for information, review and comment. They are unofficial reports that do not contain confidential information regarding the Commission's inquiry.