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FDIC Consumer News - Fall 1997

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.

Your Wallet: An owner's Manual 

people standing in line to pay for their goods

Your Wallet: A Loser's Manual

Protecting your credit cards, checks and sanity if your wallet is lost or stolen.
Basic Points About the Most Basic Type of
Insured Deposit - the Individual Account
The answers to many common questions about the insurance coverage of a checking or savings account owned by just one person.
Internet Banking and Shopping:
Cyber-Buyer Beware
Some problems and pitfalls of Internet commerce, and how you can protect yourself.
Keeping the Costs of "Loan Checks" in Check Learn about the potential risks of offers from lenders to write yourself a loan.
Treasury Issues Proposal to Deliver Most
Federal Payments Electronically
A new proposal would carry out a law requiring electronic payment of Social Security, disability, veterans' and other federal benefits starting in 1999.
 More Information Useful addresses and phone numbers for consumers.



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FDIC Consumer News
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Andrew C. Hove, Jr., Chairman
Phil Battey, Director, Office of Corporate Communications
Elizabeth Ford, Assistant Director, Office of Corporate Communications
Jay Rosenstein, Senior Writer-Editor
Tommy Ballard, Graphic Design and Illustration

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