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Consumer Protection

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers a number of tools to assist consumers with managing their finances and exercising their rights under consumer protection laws and regulations.

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Money and Banking

  • Take It to the Bank: Your Guide to Opening a Bank Account
    Developed for the Bank on Dallas campaign, this guide provides information on why a bank account is needed and advice on how to open and manage an account. Also available in Spanish.
  • MyMoney.gov
    Federal Government's website dedicated to helping Americans understand more about their money—how to save it, invest it, and manage it to meet their personal goals.
  • What you can do to avoid bouncing checks and suffering the often high-cost assciated with it.
  • Regulation CC (Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks) (FR Board)
    Explains how electronic check conversion works and what your rights are as a consumer.
  • Currency Information (Bureau of Engraving and Printing)
    Information on the newly designed currency notes as well as designs of past U.S. notes.
  • Coin Information (U.S. Mint)
    Find out about newly minted coins, the new state quarters and commemorative coin sets.
  • Dollars and Cents (FRB Atlanta) Facts about U.S. currency and coin: how they are made, design and features, circulation and how to spot counterfeits.
  • ETA—Electronic Transfer Account (U.S. Treasury)
    Find a provider that offers this low-cost account to which your federal benefit, wage, salary or retirement payment can be deposited electronically.
    ETA informational brochure available in English and Spanish
  • How to File a Consumer Complaint About a Bank (FR Consumer Help)
    What to do if you think a bank has been unfair or deceptive in its dealings with you or has violated a law or regulation.
  • Complaints and Inquiries Hotline: 888-851-1920

Savings Bonds and Treasury Securities

  • Treasury Securities & Programs (U.S. Treasury)
    Information on Treasury bills, notes, bonds and Savings Bonds.
  • Savings Bond Redemption Calculator (U.S.Treasury)
    Compute the redemption values of your Savings Bonds.
  • Treasury Direct (U. S. Treasury)
    Operated by the Bureau of Public Debt, TreasuryDirect allows you to buy Treasury securities—T-bills, notes, and bonds—directly from the government.

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