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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.

Fall 2011

For More Help or Information About Safe Internet Banking

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has consumer brochures, articles in FDIC Consumer News and other information about Internet banking and protecting your privacy online. Start at www.fdic.gov/quicklinks/consumers.html or call toll-free 1-877-275-3342.

A variety of other federal agencies also respond to consumer inquiries and produce educational material on Internet banking. For information from 22 federal agencies including the FDIC, visit www.mymoney.gov and search by topic.

The Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/tech.shtm has good information, especially the "OnGuardOnline" site, on how to use the Internet safely. You can also call the FTC toll-free at 1-877-382-4357.

Financial institutions, Internet service providers, consumer organizations and the news media publish tips and information you can find by searching the Web. Also contact your bank if you have a question or concern about Internet banking.


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Last Updated 11/28/2011

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