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FDIC Consumer News - Summer 2003

Important Update: Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage

The FDIC deposit insurance rules have undergone a series of changes starting in the fall of 2008. As a result, certain previously published information related to FDIC insurance coverage may not reflect the current rules. For details about the changes, visit Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage. For more information about FDIC insurance, go to www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/index.html or call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342). For the hearing-impaired, the number is 1-800-925-4618.


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A Final Exam

Reminder: Our Consumer News Arrives by E-Mail

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FDIC Consumer News is published by the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Donald E. Powell
Chairman

Elizabeth Ford, Assistant Director
Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

Jay Rosenstein
Senior Writer-Editor, OPA

Tommy Ballard
Illustration

Mitchell Crawley
Graphic Design

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Last Updated 09/15/2003 communications@fdic.gov