News & Alerts

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Friday | April 11, 2014

Now It’s Easy to Reorder Checks Online

Click here to be securely redirected to Deluxe’s check ordering website.

Sunday | February 2, 2014

Adding Others to Accounts: Understand the Risks

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Consumers often wonder about whether or how to add someone else, usually a relative, to a bank account. These decisions are not to be taken lightly. FDIC Consumer News can’t advise you on how to share your money or your accounts, but we can give you guidance about the implications of adding names onto deposit [...]

Monday | March 4, 2013

Beware of Senior Phone Scam

Beware of Senior Phone Scam The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is issuing a nationwide alert, urging caution to seniors who may receive a telephone call from “AFD Medical Advisors,” selling a prescription drug discount plan or referencing Medicare and requesting a bank account number.

Monday | January 7, 2013

Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage

December 31, 2012As scheduled, the unlimited  insurance coverage for noninterest-bearing transaction accounts provided under  the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act expired on  December 31, 2012.  Deposits held in  noninterest-bearing transaction account are now aggregated with any  interest-bearing deposits the owner may hold in the same ownership category,  and the combined total insured [...]

Thursday | November 1, 2012

Going Paperless with Estatements

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Receiving bank and investment account statements and other documents (such as credit card bills) online instead of in the mail can have benefits — including convenience, less clutter and fewer trees being cut down — but electronic statements can raise concerns. Here are ways to manage electronic documents: Take security precautions. Because financial documents contain [...]

Wednesday | October 31, 2012

Tips for Finding & Managing a Home Loan

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Your Mortgage: Tips for Finding, Managing a Home Loan Buying a home is one of the most significant decisions a consumer will ever make. Given what has occurred in the housing market during the past few years, consumers need to be well-informed when considering and managing a mortgage. “It’s important to thoroughly think through all [...]

Wednesday | October 31, 2012

Choosing the Right Account

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What’s the Right Account for Your Everyday Banking Needs? Questions and tips to help you narrow down the choices: It’s important to have a banking product to handle everyday financial needs that range from making payments to getting paid. There also is no shortage of options — from different kinds of checking accounts to products [...]

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