For more information on a variety of banking and money topics important to consumers, visit the web sites listed below.
“EDIE," the FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator: An online calculator that assists consumers and businesses in determining their deposit insurance coverage for each FDIC-insured bank where they have deposit accounts. EDIE also provides a printable report showing whether those deposits are fully protected or if some exceed the federal limits.
Bank Find: Our online directory that consumers can use to locate an FDIC-insured institution, learn what happened to a bank that changed names or no longer exists, and more.
Customer Assistance Form: An easy-to-use form to submit a question to the FDIC or a complaint regarding a financial institution. Of course, consumers with questions or concerns can also call the FDIC toll-free at 1-877-ASK-FDIC, which is 1-877-275-3342.
Money Smart: A financial education curriculum concentrating on the development of consumers' financial skills and positive banking relationships.
FDIC Consumer News: The FDIC's quarterly publication for consumers offers information and tips on credit cards, bank accounts, loans, scams, money management, and much more. Consumers can also listen to articles anywhere, anytime online or by downloading to an MP3 player.
Deposit Insurance Videos: Information about deposit insurance coverage for bank customers.
E-mail updates: Sign up to receive e-mail notices of each new issue of FDIC Consumer News, Consumer Alerts, and other announcements and publications from the FDIC.
Other Regulators and Organizations
National Credit Union Administration: The National Credit Union Administration’s consumer protection website MyCreditUnion.gov, and its financial literacy microsite, Pocket Cents, offer a variety of educational information, resources, and articles designed to help individuals make smarter financial decisions.
Department of Treasury: Publications, information and tools from more than 20 federal agencies that make up the Financial Literacy Education Commission.
Federal Trade Commission: Includes easy-to-read and understand resources for basic money management, credit, scams, and ID theft.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): Provides information on consumer financial issues and instructions for submitting complaints about certain financial institutions.
Consumer Federation of America: This website supports the national America Saves Week campaign by offering tools and advice to help people set and reach their savings goals.
Credit Reports – Equifax, Experian, TransUnion: AnnualCreditReport.com is the only source to get free credit reports authorized by federal law. This law requires each of the three largest consumer credit reporting agencies to give you a free copy of your credit report every 12 months.
Department of Education: Get information about preparing for college, types of federal aid, how to apply for aid using the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA); and your loan repayment options.
Find a Housing Counselor - CFPB : This online tool uses information from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find HUD-certified housing counselors near you. HUD counselors can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.