The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) is marking the 25th year of its quarterly publication, FDIC Consumer News, by issuing a special, expanded edition providing a collection of some of its more popular articles dating back to 1993. The free publication was first launched in the fall of that year.
“A lot has changed in banking and financial services in the last 25 years,” the agency says in a notice posted online. “For example, the FDIC deposit insurance limit increased from $100,000 to $250,000 and consumers who used to bank at branches now enjoy internet banking at home and mobile banking by smartphone from virtually anywhere. Even so, many of the core concepts on matters such as saving, borrowing money, and avoiding fraud and theft remain generally the same.”
The special edition, “25 Years of Tips You Can Bank On: Time-Tested Strategies for Managing and Protecting Your Money,” covers topics such as saving for retirement, understanding FDIC deposit insurance coverage, money tips for travelers, and how to search for lost or forgotten bank accounts. Articles are provided in condensed form and are updated.
The special edition is available at www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnsum18, with e-reader and Spanish versions forthcoming. (The Spanish-language versions of past FDIC Consumer News articles are at www.fdic.gov/quicklinks/spanish.html.)
FDIC says that beginning in September 2018, FDIC Consumer News will become a paperless, monthly publication.