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Personal Finance: Banking

Basic Banking

FDIC Consumer Assistance and Information The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation website gives information and resources on basic banking, credit reports, mortgages, cybersecurity, and more.


Bank Accounts and Services  When choosing and using your bank or credit union account, it's important to know your options.

 NCUA is basically the FDIC of Credit Unions. Provide, through regulation and supervision, a safe and sound credit union system, which promotes confidence in the national system of cooperative credit.


Mycreditunion A source of educational information and personal finance tips designed to help individuals make financial decisions. The website also explains how credit unions work, where to find one, and even how to start a credit union.

Opening a Bank Account (NYS) What you need to know.



Take It to the Bank Guide

NYC's Comptroller has provided a list of every possible banking option in NYC which you can search by option.

Banking Basics --Provides a simple introduction to the main services offered by banks and credit unions, including checking accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and debit cards. It also covers opening an account and resolving problems.