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Help Using the FDIC Site

Last Updated: June 2, 2020

There is a lot of content on information about bank supervision, consumer resources, speeches and testimony, educational resources for bankers, research and analysis, to name just a few. We have organized our content with the goal of helping you find the information you are looking for quickly and easily. Below is a short guide to using our website, as well as a link to a video that explains more.

Getting Around the Site

Throughout the site, you can find key content through the top navigation bar. Mouse over each of the main site categories — About, Resources, Analysis, and News — and the navigation will expand to show links to commonly used pages. Follow any link to jump to that site section. As you scroll down on the page, the top navigation will lock into place at the top of the page, so you can access it quickly.

The How Can We Help You Dropdown Box on the FDIC site

You can also navigate the website through the "How Can We Help You?" tool at the bottom of each page. Click "I am a…" to select what kind of site visitor you are (for example, a bank customer, a banker, or a small business owner). Then click "I want to…" to see a list of common site tasks. Select the option that matches your needs, and it will take you to the appropriate page.

You can also use the search bar in the top navigation to search for the information or tool you need.

The How Can We Help You Dropdown Box displaying options on the FDIC site
An example of the mosaic section at the top of the FDIC homepage

The Homepage

At the top of the homepage, you will find a mosaic of images highlighting the most important news of the day. Check this space for updates on FDIC activities and banking industry developments.

Scrolling down the page, you will find sections that highlight information for consumers, bankers, and analysts. Click on these tabs to see links to key tools and resources for each audience.

An example of the Consumers section of the FDIC homepage
  • Consumers can find an FDIC-insured bank, estimate how much of their deposits are insured by the FDIC, and learn more about other financial topics.
  • Bankers can find resources to help them ensure their institutions are safe and sound, including guidance on regulations, information on examinations, legislative insights, and training programs.
  • Analysts can access a wealth of data and studies on the state of the U.S. banking system as well as individual banks.

The homepage also includes information on key FDIC initiatives, including Trust Through Transparency and the FDIC Tech Lab (FDiTech), as well as interesting data and insights from the FDIC.

Site Categories includes four main categories of content:

  • About tells you everything about the FDIC's mission, leadership, career opportunities, initiatives, and history.
  • Resources includes a wealth of information on deposit insurance, bank supervision, bank examinations, laws and regulations, bank failures and resolutions, FDIC programs, FDIC publications, and advisory committees, as well as suite of tools to help you find information on specific banks and the industry as a whole.
  • Analysis is a library of the FDIC's extensive banking industry research, including Center for Financial Research papers and seminars, the Quarterly Banking Profile, the National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households, the State Bank Performance Summary, and our FDIC Quarterly publication.
  • News provides regular updates on agency activities and developments in the banking system, as well as an FDIC events calendar, videos, FDIC podcast episodes, transcripts of speeches, and Financial Institution Letters (FILs).

Staying Connected

The Stay Informed box on the FDIC homepage

It is easy to stay connected with the FDIC and share information with others.

  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Flickr. You will find links to these social channels at the bottom of each page.
  • Subscribe to email newsletters on the topics you are interested in. To sign up, enter your email address in the Stay Informed field at the bottom of any page.
  • Share specific pages on social channels or email them to a friend by clicking the icons next to "Share This," below the page title (this feature is only available on select pages at this time).

Accessing Different File Formats

Most content on the site is available as HTML web pages. In some cases, we include versions of documents in other formats, such as PDFs, Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Each link to an alternative file format includes a note listing the format, file size, and links to information about how to access files in that format.

These links provide more information on accessing different file formats:

Contacting Us

If you have additional questions about the website, you can contact our Webmaster at Visit the Contact Us to get contact information for different needs.