The FDIC Call Center telephone system provides automated choices for information in English or Spanish. The Call Center staff utilizes a multilingual telephone interpretation service for other languages.
The FDIC has recently updated all of its deposit insurance coverage-related materials to reflect regulatory changes resulting from the passage of financial reform legislation. Currently, these materials are available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese-Traditional, Chinese-Simplified, and Tagalog.
Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator (EDIE): EDIE lets consumers and bankers know, on a per-bank basis, how the insurance rules and limits apply to a depositor's specific group of deposit accounts — what's insured and what portion (if any) exceeds coverage limits at the bank. EDIE also allows the user to print the report for their records. Use EDIE-Online to calculate your FDIC insurance coverage. EDIE - Online Version[En Español]
Deposit Insurance at a Glance: This brochure provides a summary description of the rules for FDIC deposit insurance coverage of most account ownership categories used by bank depositors. Deposit Insurance at a Glance [En Español]
Your Insured Deposits: This brochure describes the rules for FDIC deposit insurance coverage of most account ownership categories used by bank depositors. Your Insured Deposits (Comprehensive Guide) [En Español]
The FDIC publishes its "Money Smart Financial Education Program" brochure and curriculum in CD-ROM format in Chinese, English, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. A version for the visually impaired is also available. The brochure describes the training program that is designed to help those outside the financial mainstream enhance their money management skills and create positive banking relationships.
The curriculum is available in CD-ROM format and the brochure is available in paper format. Both items may be obtained via:
The Money Smart Computer Based Instruction (CBI) is a friendly and easy to use learning tool that teaches the entire Money Smart curriculum online and is available in CD-ROM format in English and Spanish. The CBI complements the classroom training that instructors use to present Money Smart. For additional information, visit http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/mscbi/mscbi.html
To begin the Money Smart CBI On-line click on the web links below:
The Money Smart Podcast Network is the portable audio (MP3) version of Money Smart and is designed to accommodate financial learning for individuals "on the go." With verbal descriptions and topic based scenarios, the audio version utilizes detailed dialogue to deliver basic financial information. The audio files are designed to work with virtually all audio (MP3) players. The following link allows you to access the Money Smart Podcast Network online:
The Money Smart Train the Trainer Videos - available in English and Spanish, designed for prospective Money Smart instructors. Individuals who are interested in teaching financial education topics to others can quickly obtain an overview of the curriculum components, see the usefulness of the instructor guide and how to use it effectively, become familiar with student materials that are provided, and understand the importance of advanced preparation. During training sessions participants are encouraged to explore the relevance of subject knowledge, topic interest, audience enthusiasm, skill in delivery, use of challenging methods, learning style, objectives accomplishment, structure and preparation, and the role of humor. Guidance provided also includes the value and use of visual aids, audience management and staging.
Information regarding deposit insurance, bank failures, and consumer resources can be obtained in Spanish on the FDIC's website by clicking the Español link or by contacting the FDIC Public Information Center at 1-877-275-3342.