FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion Set to Meet and Discuss Expanding Banking Access to Consumers
April 22, 2014
David Barr (202) 898-6992
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN) will meet on Thursday, April 24, 2014, to discuss Safe Accounts, mobile financial services, financial education opportunities and consumer demand for small dollar loans.
The meeting will be open to the general public and will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the FDIC Board Room, located on the sixth floor of the FDIC headquarters building at 550 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC. The meeting also will be webcast live. The meeting agenda and a link to the webcast can be found at: http://www.fdic.gov/about/comein/2014/2014-04-24_agenda.html.
The Advisory Committee was approved by the FDIC Board of Directors in November 2006 to provide the FDIC with advice and recommendations on important initiatives focused on expanding access to banking services for underserved populations. For more information about the Committee and its initiatives, visit http://economicinclusion.gov/ or http://www.fdic.gov/about/comein/.
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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 banks and savings associations, 6,812 as of December 31, 2013. 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-29-2014