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Ordering & Using FDIC Signs & Logos

On October 3, 2008, FDIC deposit insurance temporarily increased from $100,000 to $250,000 per depositor through December 31, 2009.

FDIC will provide insured institutions with information regarding any changes to the official FDIC sign (teller station signs) and instructions for ordering new official FDIC signs (if changes are made). In the meantime, insured institutions may post the above statement, or affix a sticker with the above statement, next to the official FDIC sign.

How to Request Official Signage from the FDIC

FDIC official teller signs are provided to financial institutions whose deposits are insured by the FDIC. The signs come as decals that can be affixed to hard surfaces and as counter signs. Institutions may request new FDIC signs either of two ways:

You may fax your request on bank letterhead to the FDIC Distribution Center at (703) 516-5201. Please include the number of signs you need; the type of sign; a point of contact; and a return address. If you have any questions, please contact the FDIC Toll Free number: 1-877-ASK-FDIC.

If your bank has a registered user of FDICconnect, you may order the decals, counter signs or the electronic image through FDICconnect – the FDIC’s secure Web site for financial institutions. The FDIC has distributed ordering information emails to FDICconnect users. If you need to know who in your institution has access to this ordering function, please contact the FDICconnect Help Desk at 1-877-275-3342 and then select 1-1-5 from the automated menu.

The new signs will take between one to two weeks for delivery and will be presented as it appears below; please note that the FDIC used black and Pantone 872 ink to print the signage.

     FDIC official teller sign
                               Click on image for larger view

Electronic Image
If you do not have access to FDICconnect, you can request an electronic image of the FDIC official teller sign by faxing your request using bank letterhead to the FDIC Graphic Design Unit at (202) 898-3549. Please include a point of contact, e-mail address and phone number. Requests for electronic images take between two and four days for delivery. The FDIC Graphic Design Unit can be contacted at (202) 898-8653 or (202) 898-3514.

FDIC Regulations Regarding Advertisement of Membership

The following link is the Federal Register notice for the new regulation:
http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/2006/06notice1113.pdf - PDF 173k PDF Help

Advertising Clarification
The "symbol" of the Corporation can be used as the official advertising statement - instead of, e.g., "Member FDIC." The "symbol" of the Corporation is the "FDIC" part of the official sign plus the lines in smaller print above and below the "FDIC." So the left side of the official sign, with the semi-circle of stars and "Backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government," is not part of the "symbol." Since that part can simply be cropped off to make the "symbol," no new graphic is necessary. If the size of the "symbol" is reduced so that the lines in smaller print above and below the "FDIC" become illegible, those lines can be dropped, leaving just the "FDIC" as the symbol. All of this, of course, pertains to advertising - e.g., in newspapers and promotional material. When displaying the official sign at insured institutions - e.g., at teller windows - such modifications are not permissible.


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