FDIC’s economic Inclusion committee sets meeting for May 13

Expanding economic inclusion through technology and innovation, as well as expanding account access and key challenges facing communities, are on the agenda for the May 13 meeting of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s (FDIC) Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion.

The meeting, to be held virtually via the Internet, runs from 1-5 p.m. Also on the agenda: a discussion of the FDIC’s “#GetBanked” initiative, a program the agency started in spring 2020 to inform consumers about how to open a bank account online and to facilitate the safe and timely distribution of economic impact payments through direct deposit.

The meeting was announced in a Federal Register notice scheduled for publication Tuesday (April 27).

The committee is charged with providing advice and recommendations on initiatives to expand access to banking services by underserved populations. In December, the agency renewed the charter for the group for another two years (the group was originally chartered in 2006). Its most recent meeting was in December.

FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN); Notice of Meeting