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FDIC Insurance Coverage Extension

May 22, 2009 - On May 20, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, which extends the temporary increase in the standard maximum deposit insurance amount (SMDIA) to $250,000 per depositor through December 31, 2013. This extension of the temporary $250,000 coverage limit became effective immediately upon the President's signature. The legislation provides that the SMDIA will return to $100,000 on January 1, 2014. Read more»

Remarks by FDIC Chairman Sheila C. Bair at the 75th Anniversary "Face Your Finances" Road Show Event – Kansas City

April 7, 2009 – I do want to assure you and people throughout the nation that banks insured by the FDIC – your money remains the safest place in the world, and that's even if a bank fails – you're fully protected if you're below our insured deposit limits. As long as you're under the basic $250,000 per deposit per institution, your money is absolutely safe and sound. Read more»

Face Your Finances Road Show

See Where We Have Been

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and to reinforce its ongoing commitment to consumers, FDIC Chairman Sheila C. Bair announced the Face Your Finances Road Show June 16, 2008 at the anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C. Read more»

The Road Show will be coming to five cities.

The Road Show stopped in five
cities across the United States.


July 16, 2008

San Francisco

July 22, 2008


September 10, 2008

New York City

September 19, 2008

Kansas City

April 7, 2009

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