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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ABA: Foundation Launches Social Media Contest for Lights, Camera, Save! Finalists

Cast your vote for ‘Savers’ Choice’ by Feb.20 The American Bankers Association Foundation is hosting a social media contest to allow viewers nationwide to vote for their favorite Lights, Camera, Save! video entry. Lights, Camera, Save! is an annual video contest that encourages teen participants to produce a short film […]

ABA: Finxact, an Emerging Core Banking Technology Provider, Receives Investment from ABA

Investment Reflects ABA Member Interest in More Flexible Core Platforms The American Bankers Association today announced a direct investment in Finxact, an emerging technology company that offers an innovative, open core banking platform for financial institutions. The investment in Finxact reflects ABA’s commitment to ensuring that member banks have the […]

CFPB: Bureau Releases Sixth Annual Report from the Office of Servicemember Affairs

I am pleased to offer the sixth annual report from the Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) highlighting issues and emerging trends facing servicemembers, veterans, and military families (collectively referred to as “servicemembers” in this report). The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the OSA are committed to ensuring that servicemembers […]

CFPB: Advisory Committees Meet to Discuss Emerging Trends in Financial Services Technology

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) meets Thursday with its Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, and Credit Union Advisory Council, committees of experts who advise Bureau leadership on a wide range of consumer financial issues and emerging market trends. This joint meeting is the second such gathering […]

FDIC: Information on Small-Dollar Lending Requested

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced that it is seeking public comment on issues related to small-dollar lending by FDIC-supervised financial institutions. The Request for Information (RFI) solicits comments on the consumer demand for small-dollar credit products, the supply of small-dollar credit products currently offered by banks, and […]