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During 2011 and part of 2012, the FDIC conducted a second nationwide survey of FDIC-insured depository institutions to assess their efforts to serve unbanked and underbanked individuals and families. This survey focuses on banks' basic transaction and savings account programs, auxiliary product and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Survey Data Report
Date: 7/26/2013
This article highlights the results of an FDIC study of the effectiveness of the Money Smart financial education program. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 7/26/2013
This webpage features a collection of success stories on the implementation of the Money Smart financial education program, including potentially promising or model approaches. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 7/26/2013
This article summarizes the key findings and recommendations drawn from the first FDIC Survey of Bank Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. It is intended to inform bankers, policymakers, and researchers of the results of the survey and to outline steps to improve access to the financial More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 7/26/2013
In consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and President Bush's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation commissioned the first national study of the financial capability of American adults in 2009. The overarching research objectives of the More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/5/2013
We evaluate laws designed to protect borrowers from foreclosure. We find that these laws delay but do not prevent foreclosures. We first compare states that require lenders to seek judicial permission to foreclose with states that do not. Borrowers in judicial states are no more likely to cure and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Foreclosures, defaults
Date: 3/7/2013
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Department of Agriculture convened the National Research Symposium on Financial Literacy and Education on October 6-7, 2008 in Washington, DC. Twenty-nine experts from the fields of behavioral and consumer economics, financial risk assessment and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Tags: Small-dollar loans
Date: 3/7/2013
In 2006, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) initiated a two-part study to gather empirical data on the types, characteristics, and use of overdraft programs operated by FDIC-supervised banks. The study was undertaken in response to the recent rapid growth in the use of automated More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Overdraft programs
Date: 3/7/2013
The exact cause of the massive defaults and foreclosures in the U.S. subprime mortgage market is still unclear. This paper investigates whether a particular aspect of borrowers' financial literacy—their numerical ability—may have played a role. We measure several aspects of financial literacy and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education, Subprime lending
Date: 3/7/2013
This report summarizes the proceedings of a Forum on "Financial Access in the 21st Century", sponsored by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on February 11, 1997. Participants at the forum discussed the unserved/underserved population, barriers to service and ways in which technology More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Date: 3/7/2013