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FDIC Consumer News - Fall 2002

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.

Illustration of a person selecting from several credit cards they have in their hand. An electronic credit/debit card machine is on a counter in front of them. Playing Your Cards Right: Smart Ways To Use Credit and Debit Cards
Paying with plastic—by credit or debit card—certainly has benefits. But you must understand the terms and conditions of the card you use—and indications are that many consumers do not.
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Also In This Issue:

Setting the Record Straight: Basic Facts about FDIC Insurance

Your Bank Records: What to Keep, What to Toss... and When

For More Information

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Donald E. Powell
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Phil Battey
Director
Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

Elizabeth Ford
Assistant Director, OPA

Jay Rosenstein
Senior Writer-Editor, OPA

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