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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are working together because we recognize that financial education has the power to help young people achieve their goals.
The FDIC is an independent agency created by Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection, and managing receiverships. Money Smart is a program of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Community Affairs Branch. Community Affairs staff are available to answer questions from educators about the use of the curriculum and can offer useful information to explain how educational leaders can connect to other local initiatives that are designed to foster broader economic inclusion for families.
Contact Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB)
The CFPB is a federal agency with the mission to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Consumers-whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.
Help with a Financial Product
The FDIC's Consumer Response Center is responsible for investigating all types of consumer complaints about FDIC supervised institutions and responding to consumer inquiries about consumer laws and regulations and banking practices. To file a complaint, Consumer Response Center or call 1-877-275-3342 (1-877-ASK-FDIC).
To submit a complaint about a consumer financial product or service, visit consumerfinance.gov/complaint or call toll-free 855-411-CFPB (2372). The CFPB contact centers can assist consumers in over 180 languages. The CFPB will forward the complaint to the company and work to get a response from them.