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FDIC Announces Web Site to Assist IndyMac Depositors Determine Insurance Standing
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has created a Web site that enables depositors at IndyMac Federal Bank, FSB, to verify whether their account is fully insured. The Web site also contains a link to FDIC contact information for customers with further questions about their accounts.
To utilize this service, the depositor must enter the account number to determine the account's insured status. A depositor with multiple accounts at a failed bank must enter one account number at a time.
The FDIC would encourage customers to utilize this service if they have questions about their deposit status.
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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 8,494 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no tax dollars – insured financial institutions fund its operations.
FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at www.fdic.gov, by subscription electronically (go to www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html) and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-61-2008
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