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FDIC Consumer News - Summer 1998

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.

How to "Be More at Home" with YOUR BANK
You’re not married to your bank, but you can enjoy a nicer long-term relationship if
you try our tips for getting attractive interest rates, low fees and solid service.
Saving Money When You Borrow Money

You Can’t Expect Something for Nothing…
But often you can pay less in bank fees.

If You Decide to Switch Banks…

Coming to Grips with a Gripe

New Law Gives Homeowners the Right to Cancel Private Mortgage Insurance

Your Bank is Merging… Now What?

Deposit Insurance After a Merger

What is and What is Not Insured?

Law Aims at Protecting Consumer PrivacyAfter a Bank Merger

Click on FDIC Web Site to Help Fend Off Fraudulent Internet Banks

FDIC Considers Simpler Insurance Rules for Joint Accounts and Payable-on-Death Accounts

FDIC Decides Insurance Coverage of Medical Savings Accounts

Treasury to Encourage, Not Require, Electronic Payment of Federal Benefits

For More Information



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