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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.

Summer 2008

FDIC Advertising, Education Campaign Reminds Consumers About Deposit Insurance Limits

On June 16th, exactly 75 years after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed legislation creating the FDIC in 1933, Chairman Sheila C. Bair announced a public education campaign designed to raise consumer awareness about deposit insurance coverage limits.

"We at the FDIC are very proud to say that no depositor has ever lost a penny of insured funds at an FDIC-insured institution," she said. "As bank customers age and accumulate wealth in savings and retirement accounts, now more than ever, it's important for people to know their deposit insurance limits."

The education campaign includes national advertising in major newspapers and magazines, and a series of meetings around the country to bring FDIC officials and community leaders together to discuss deposit insurance coverage and other consumer protections, in areas such as mortgage lending.

For more information about the FDIC's 75 years of service and the public education campaign, visit www.fdic.gov/anniversary.

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Last Updated 8/7/2008