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FDIC Launches Financial Services Website in Spanish

October 07, 2016 / Source: FDIC

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FDIC Launches Financial Services Website in Spanish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2016

Media contact:
Greg Hernandez
(202) 898-6984
ghernandez@fdic.gov

En Español

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today launched a new Spanish-language website with links to the agency's available resources in Spanish as the nation observes Hispanic Heritage Month.

The new website, "Recursos para Consumidores en español," features links to webinars and video presentations that cover topics such as deposit insurance, consumer protection, and the FDIC's Money Smart education program. The FDIC continues its work to expand the resources available in Spanish so that both Hispanic consumers and the community-based organizations that serve them can learn more about the benefits of a banking relationship, including consumer protections and deposit insurance. Spanish-language video presentations highlight to the Hispanic community the importance of learning and understanding how the U.S. financial system works.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15.

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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's banks and savings associations, 6,058 as of June 30, 2016. It promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars—insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at www.fdic.gov, by subscription electronically (go to www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html) and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-88-2016