Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation promotes and preserves public confidence in U.S. financial institutions by insuring bank and thrift deposits up to the legal limit of $100,000; by periodically examining State-chartered banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System for safety and soundness as well as compliance with consumer protection laws; and by liquidating assets of failed institutions to reimburse the insurance funds for the cost of failures.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was established under the Banking Act of 1933 in response to numerous bank failures after the Great Depression.

The following material was condensed and edited from the FDIC Web site.--with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway site.

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Homepage and Introductory Information

FDIC Homepage

About FDIC   most recent financial results, announcements, news, speeches, publications, etc.


Consumers & Communities  promotes compliance to consumer protection laws.

Consumer News   what your rights are when it comes to Mortgages, Credit Cards, Leasing and more.

Acquisition Policy Manual


Commonly Requested Federal Services

FEDSTATS  an excellent federal statistical site..

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)