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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.

Summer 2012

For More Help or Information Regarding Bank Accounts

The FDIC has resources that can answer questions about bank accounts and your consumer rights. Start at www.fdic.gov/quicklinks/consumers.html or call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342). You can also e-mail us using the Customer Assistance Form at www2.fdic.gov/starsmail or send a letter to the FDIC, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, 550 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20429-9990.

Other federal, state and local government agencies also publish consumer information and have staff, Web sites and other resources that can help answer questions on bank accounts. Start at www.mymoney.gov, the federal government's one-stop resource for personal financial information.

Financial institutions, consumer organizations and the news media also publish personal finance tips you can find by searching the Internet.


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Last Updated 8/13/2012

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