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Home mortgages

Identity theft

Interest rates

  • Selected interest rates (Federal Reserve Board)
    Provides current discount, prime, Fed funds and certificates of deposit rates.

Money and banking

  • Guide to your first bank account (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)
    Describes the advantages of having a bank account, outlining the types of accounts available and how to open and manage an account.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Direct deposit–electronic transfer account (U.S. Treasury)
    Explains what a direct deposit is and helps consumes find a provider of low-cost account to which your federal benefit, wage, salary or retirement payment can be deposited electronically.
  • 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

Vehicle leasing

  • Financing or leasing a car (Federal Trade Commission)
    Shares information for consumers to keep in mind when shopping for a car, providing options other than paying cash.