Banks and Banking

Chex Systems Consumer Assistance

This is ChexSystems Inc.’s site. This company reports bad checks, overdrawn accounts and other negative information to financial institutions which may then prevent you from getting a bank account. This is the Reporting Agency of the banking world and they offer information about identity theft and steps you can take with them. See their Frequently Asked Questions for help.

Website: www.consumerdebit.com

Posted in Banks and Banking, Credit Reports, Scores and Laws, Identity Theft

Electronic Transfer (Direct Deposit) Accounts

This government site is designed to help you learn more about the ETA and Direct Deposit and why you should use them. The search feature will help you find ETA Provider locations close to you where you can enroll.

Website: www.eta-find.gov

Posted in Banks and Banking, Elderly and Aging

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Bank information and consumer rights

Phone: 877-275-3342
Website: www.fdic.gov

Posted in Banks and Banking

National Credit Union Administration

National Credit Union Administration offers free information on a variety of financial topics under it’s “Consumer Resources” heading.

Website: www.ncua.gov

Posted in Banks and Banking

The Federal Reserve

Select “Consumer Information”. Information about checking accounts, bank complaints and more. Available in Spanish.

Website: www.federalreserve.gov

Posted in Banks and Banking, Consumer Information in Spanish

TreasuryDirect

Buying U.S. Treasury bonds online

Website: www.savingsbonds.gov

Posted in Banks and Banking, Investment Education and Planning