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FDIC Consumer News - Spring 2001

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.

One-Stop Shopping for Financial Services: A Window of Opportunity for the Informed Consumer
Banks and savings institutions are increasingly becoming financial supermarkets offering investments and insurance products in addition to insured deposits. Here's how to understand the risks, including knowing what's FDIC-insured and what isn't.

Credit Card Fees Often Go Unnoticed Even As They Increase

Coming Soon: Mandatory Disclosure of ATM Fees

New Federal Web Sites Offer One-Stop Assistance

Read This Before Recycling That Old Computer

Image of a man painting "FDIC Insured, Checking Accounts, Passbook Savings, CDs,And... Try These Products (Not FDIC-Insured, Stocks and bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance" on a bank window

How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft by "Pretext" Callers

Congress Acts to Stop Deposit Brokers from Claiming FDIC Endorsement

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Last Updated 08/30/2001 communications@fdic.gov