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FDIC Consumer News

Winter 2011/2012

FDIC Consumer News - Winter 2011/2012

 

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    FDIC Consumer News
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    Room 7100
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Minding Your Own Business: Banking Tips for Small Companies

Small businesses are crucial to the U.S. economy and they're very important to the entrepreneurs who put their own money and long hours into operating and growing a company. If you're a small business owner – or you want to be – read our tips on ways to handle your business' finances, including getting loans, paying for everyday expenses, understanding your rights and responsibilities, and guarding against fraud.

Loans to Start and Grow a Small Business: Finding What's Right for You

Paying for Everyday Expenses: Understand the Rules

The Basics of Accepting Money from the Public

Frauds Target Small Businesses: Don't Be a Victim

Your Deposits: Options for Small Businesses

Common Questions to the FDIC from Small Businesses

More Help for Small Businesses

Also Inside

Fraud Against the Elderly: How You Can Spot and Prevent Financial Abuse

Have You Bounced Yourself Out of a Checking Account?

Direct Deposit Replacing Federal Benefit Checks

Foreclosure Settlement Reached


Printable Versions

Winter 2011/2012 - Color PDF 7.8 MB (PDF Help)
Winter 2011/2012 - B&W PDF 5.0 MB (PDF Help)
Original printing uses Pantone 549 and black on recycled, 70 lb., white, porcelain-silk text paper.

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FDIC Consumer News is published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Martin J. Gruenberg
Acting Chairman

Andrew Gray
Director, Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

Elizabeth Ford
Assistant Director, OPA

Jay Rosenstein
Senior Writer-Editor, OPA

Mitchell Crawley
Graphic Design

 


Last Updated 2/23/2012

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