Covers interest, saving and checking accounts, CDs, credit and debit cards, opening an account, and loans.
- An account statement or a bank statement is a summary of all financial transactions occurring over a given period of time on a deposit account, a credit card, or any other type of account offered by a financial institution.
- Banking Basics aims for users to have a thorough understanding of personal banking services and how they can be beneficial. Its goals are to inform users on: banks and credit unions, how to select a financial institution, how to open an account, how to keep account costs down, and how to get more interest on your savings.
Banking Basics - You Can Bank on It
- A brochure that 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.
- Banking terms explained with our jargon buster.
Banking: Resolving Problems
- This article can help direct you to whom you need to contact when you have a problem with your bank. Specifically for banks in the United States.
Correcting Bank Account Errors
- It is important to check your credit account and bank account statements regularly. The Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) and Electronic Fund Transfers Act (EFTA) establish procedures for resolving mistakes on credit account and bank account statements.
Hands on Banking: Adult's Instructor Guide
- This fun, interactive, and engaging financial education program is designed for both self-paced, individual learning and group use. This guide will help you share this valuable program with groups of any size. In these guides, you’ll find everything you need to lead participants through real-life scenarios, group discussions, and activities that will encourage them to apply these lessons to their daily lives.
Hands on Banking: Basics of Banking Services
- The Basics of Banking will introduce participants to basic banking concepts, such as types of financial institutions—banks, credit unions, and savings institutions, the different accounts they can open to help save money, use money to pay for day-to-day expenses, or even save for long-term goals. Finally, this topic will teach participants how to use and manage their accounts once they're opened and also the finer details of using an ATM with their new debit or ATM card.
Know the Different Types of Financial Institutions
- There are many different types of financial institutions, but the two major types are banks and nonbanks.
Reclaim Bank Charges
- This article discusses the downsides of overdraft charges, why it's illegal, and how to reclaim those charges.
Resources on Finance
- Includes FDIC Smart Money curriculum, Faith-Based Family Finances, and other documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
The Banking Guide
- The Banking Guide provides advice on bank types, financial services, how to choose an account type, the market, and more.