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The FDIC ramps up its online tools and consumer guides

Your boss may be showing signs of concern with the hours you're spending watching YouTube at the office.

Here's the solution: Tell the boss you're viewing YouTube for handy videos on topics such as deposit insurance and Net Fraud.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has a number of fairly useful online tools to give consumers tips and hints on investments and fraud alerts.

One of them is, indeed, a YouTube FDIC channel.

Other online resources provided by the tax-supported FDIC:

  • “EDIE,” the FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator — an online calculator to determine their deposit insurance coverage for each FDIC-insured bank where they have deposit accounts.
  • FDIC Consumer News — a quarterly publication for consumers with tips on credit cards, bank accounts, loans, scams, money management and  more. Consumers can also listen to articles anywhere, anytime online or by downloading to an MP3 player.
  • Bank Find —  an online directory that consumers can use to locate an FDIC-insured institution bank, learn what happened to a bank that changed names or no longer exists, and more.
  • Customer Assistance Online Form — A form to submit a question to the FDIC or a complaint regarding a financial institution.
  •  Small Business Web Page — Helpful tips for small businesses, especially regarding access to loans, plus an online form to ask the FDIC a question or register a concern.
  •  Money Smart – A financial education curriculum concentrating on the development of consumers' financial skills and positive banking relationships.
  •  Foreclosure Prevention Toolkit —  A Web page that provides easy access to helpful information for homeowners on avoiding foreclosure and foreclosure “rescue” scams.

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