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FDIC Webinar to Highlight Spanish-language Financial Education Resources

September 28, 2017
Media contact:
Greg Hernandez
(202) 898-6993

En Español

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) invites organizations that serve the U.S. Spanish-speaking population and members of their communities to participate in an upcoming webinar that will highlight the agency's Spanish-language consumer resources. The webinar will be conducted in Spanish and is scheduled for October 12, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Registration is required.

The webinar will review the many free resources available in Spanish throughout the FDIC's webpage at

These resources include: the Money Smart financial education program, which offers scripted, instructor-led materials and self-paced online learning tools; Deposit Insurance Coverage information; and resources geared to protecting funds at insured banks. The free seminar also highlights Consumer Protection Resources, including consumer rights, billing errors and resolution basics.

The FDIC maintains resources available in Spanish so that consumers and community-based organizations that serve the Spanish-speaking population can learn more about the benefits of a banking relationship, including community outreach, consumer protection, and deposit insurance. Organizations and members of their communities interested in learning more about resources in Spanish can contact The FDIC also has Spanish-speaking experts available to answer questions about deposit insurance coverage and consumer protection by calling 1-877-ASK-FDIC.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15.

Webinar registration

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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's banks and savings associations, 5,787 as of June 30, 2017. It promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars—insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at, by subscription electronically (go to and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-73-2017