Transparency & Accountability - Consumer Protection & Deposit Insurance
Insuring consumer deposits is at the core of the FDIC’s mission, and it is vital to ensuring the safety and soundness of our nation’s financial system. To help consumers understand how deposit insurance works and why it is important, we provide a number of financial education resources that explain insurance levels and covered accounts, guidance on how to become a better financial consumer, and a deposit insurance calculator.
The FDIC also provides several channels for consumers to contact us. For questions about deposit insurance, use the Deposit Insurance Question Form. If you have a question or complaint about a bank, use the Customer Assistance Online Form. The FDIC Office of the Ombudsman is another source of information and assistance for anyone affected by the FDIC in its regulatory, resolution, receivership, or asset disposition activities.
Respond within 14 days or less.
|Failed Bank Inquiries/Complaints||20,484||11,136||97%||Respond to correspondence within 10 business days.|
|Open Bank Inquiries/Complaints||4,901||9,054||97%||Respond within 60 days following review and investigation with financial institution.|
|FDIC Bank Publications||1,891||1,325||98%||FDIC online ordering system requests handled within 48 hours;
Respond to other inquiries within 10 business days.
100 % correspondence cases receive acknowledgment within 14 days, or less.
Telephone call representatives are available 7 days a week. Any call backs requested are handled the next business day.
Useful information to help you make informed decisions about your money and to protect yourself against financial scams and fraud.
The FDIC's source of practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services.
A comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income people outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
Find out if your accounts qualify for coverage and how much coverage they are eligible for.
EDIE lets consumers and bankers know, on a per-bank basis, how the insurance rules and limits apply to a depositor's specific group of deposit accounts, what's insured, and what portion (if any) exceeds coverage limits at that bank.
Read or print two FDIC brochures (Deposit Insurance at a Glance and Your Insured Deposit) that explain the details of deposit insurance. Available in English and Spanish.
FDIC Call Center
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