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FDIC Announces "Top 10" List of Online Resources for Consumers
Services Highlighted in Conjunction With National Consumer Protection Week
Consumers of all ages are increasingly turning to the Internet for help with managing their finances, but knowing where to go online for reliable, practical money tips can be challenging. That's why the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has compiled a "Top 10" list of FDIC online resources for consumers on subjects ranging from deposit insurance to shopping for a bank account and avoiding financial fraud.
"FDIC.gov is a great starting point to learn about shopping for a bank account, maintaining a budget, building savings and avoiding financial scams," said FDIC Chairman Sheila C. Bair. "We encourage everyone to check out our Top 10 list and the many other online resources for consumers from the FDIC."
The FDIC's Top 10 list was announced today in observance of National Consumer Protection Week 2011 (NCPW), which is March 6-12. The FDIC home page is www.fdic.gov, but the Top 10 list is featured on a special page for NCPW at www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/information/ncpw/index.html.
Chairman Bair added: "The FDIC also is proud to be one of the organizing partners of National Consumer Protection Week and to support this year's theme of focusing on the importance of consumer access to practical financial information on the Internet."
Here are the 10 FDIC online resources the agency is encouraging consumers to use:
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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 7,657 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 federal 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-52-2011
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