Deposit Accounts and Deposit Insurance
Checking and Savings Accounts
5 Tips for Protecting Your Checking Account
Shows five easy ways to protect your account and provides resources to help you become a better-informed depositor.
Checking Account Denials (CFPB)
Know your rights and what actions you should take when you have been denied a checking account.
Checking Accounts: More Questions to Ask (FDIC)
Find out what questions you should be asking to help you get the best deals on a checking account that meets your needs.
Checking and Savings Accounts (FDIC)
Learn the differences between checking and savings accounts and how to make the best use of each type of account.
Consumer Guide to Check 21 and Substitute Checks
Find out how Check 21 affects you and learn about your rights under Check 21 as they relate to substitute checks.
Español Guía del consumidor sobre Check 21 y cheques sustitutos
Managing Your Checking Account (CFPB)
Get information on account management, including how to avoid overdraft fees.
Privacy Choices for Your Personal Financial Information
Explains how to read the federal privacy and opt-out notices you get from financial institutions and when you can and cannot prevent institutions from sharing your information.
Protecting Yourself from Overdraft and Bounced-Check Fees
Learn ways to avoid overdraft and insufficient funds fees.
Selecting a Lower-Risk Account (CFPB)
Learn about low-risk, low-fee checking accounts and what you should do if a bank or credit union denies your request for a checking account.
When Is Your Check Not a Check?
Learn what happens when a paper check is turned into an electronic transaction.
Your Rights to Financial Privacy (FDIC)
Understand your rights to financial privacy and what you need to do to exercise those rights.
You've Been Turned Down for a Checking or Savings Account: Now What? (FDIC)
Find out what to do if you are denied a new account and if the negative information being reported about you is wrong.
- 5 Tips for Protecting Your Checking Account
Understanding Deposit Insurance (FDIC)
Looks at investment products beyond deposits, such as mutual funds and annuities, and whether these products are insured.
- Understanding Deposit Insurance (FDIC)