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III. Other Information
Sources of Information
Home Page on the Internet
A wide range of banking, consumer and financial information is available on the FDIC’s Internet home page. This includes the FDIC’s Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator, “EDIE,” which estimates an individual’s deposit insurance coverage; the Institution Directory, financial profiles of FDIC-insured institutions; Community Reinvestment Act evaluations and ratings for institutions supervised by the FDIC; Call Reports, banks’ reports of condition and income; and Money Smart, a training program to help individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their money management skills and create positive banking relationships. Readers also can access a variety of consumer pamphlets, FDIC press releases, speeches and other updates on the agency’s activities, as well as corporate databases and customized reports of FDIC and banking industry information.
FDIC Call Center
The FDIC Call Center in Washington, DC, is the primary telephone point of contact for general questions from the banking community, the public and FDIC employees. The Call Center directly, or in concert with other FDIC subject matter experts, responds to questions about deposit insurance and other consumer issues and concerns, as well as questions about FDIC programs and activities. The Call Center also makes referrals to other federal and state agencies as needed. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Information is also available in Spanish. Recorded information about deposit insurance and other topics is available 24 hours a day at the same telephone number.
Public Information Center
FDIC publications, press releases, speeches and Congressional testimony, directives to financial institutions, policy manuals and other documents are available on request or by subscription through the Public Information Center. These documents include the Quarterly Banking Profile, FDIC Consumer News and a variety of deposit insurance and consumer pamphlets.
Office of the Ombudsman
The Office of the Ombudsman responds to inquiries about the FDIC in a fair, impartial and timely manner. It researches questions and complaints from bankers and the public. The office also recommends ways to improve FDIC operations, regulations and customer service.
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