FDIC: Agency Cautions Customers that FDIConnect.com is Not Affiliated with a Government Agency

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) advises bank customers on the potential for confusion between FDIConnect.com and the FDIC-run website, FDICconnect.gov. The FDIC is aware of the website FDIConnect.com, which advertises itself as a consumer-focused provider of FDIC pass-through insurance for bank deposits. The public should be advised that FDIConnect.com […]

OCC: “Operation Choke Point” Lawsuit Dismissed

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released the following statement regarding the dismissal of the long-running lawsuit alleging regulatory pressure to close payday lender bank accounts: The OCC is pleased by the plaintiffs’ decision to dismiss the OCC from their long-running lawsuit (Advance America et al. […]

ABA: Report Shows Credit Card Market Expanded in Fourth Quarter 2018

Credit card use continued to expand in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor. Compared to the previous quarter, purchase volumes increased for super-prime (+2.7 percent) and prime accounts (+1.4 percent), but declined modestly for subprime accounts (-0.9 percent). On […]

ABA: Bankers Celebrate 22 Years of Teach Children to Save

April 12 marks Teach Children to Save Day, volunteers to reach estimated 330,700 students ​More than 9,850 bankers will host financial education events across the country in celebration of Teach Children to Save Day this year. Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education initiatives have reached 10.5 million young people with the […]

ABA: Reports Shows Consumer Delinquencies Mixed in Fourth Quarter 2018

​Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in last year’s fourth quarter, with delinquencies falling for the composite index of closed-end loans and rising in other open-end loan categories, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies fell in six of the 11 categories tracked by […]

FDIC: “Fintech and the Future of Banking Conference” Scheduled for April 24th in Arlington, VA

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative will host the Fintech and the Future of Banking conference on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will open the conference with a conversation about the role […]

ABA: 6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

With the arrival of spring, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to add a very important item to their spring cleaning to-do list: organizing their finances. To help, ABA has highlighted six tips for rearranging your financial house.   “Spring is the season of renewal, which means it’s time to sweep […]

FDIC: New Resources Unveiled for Consumers During National Consumer Protection Week 2019

In observance of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 3–9, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today unveiled new resources to help consumers understand their rights and make well-informed decisions about money. The FDIC has added a new, online Information and Support Center to the agency’s existing educational resources. Consumers […]

FDIC: Consumers Encouraged to Set Financial Goals and Learn More about Options for Saving

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) encourages consumers to use America Saves Week as an opportunity to evaluate their short- and long-term financial goals and learn more about how banks can help achieve them. “During America Saves Week, the FDIC encourages consumers to expand their financial knowledge, set clear savings […]