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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) two-year Small-Dollar Loan Pilot Program concluded in the fourth quarter of 2009. The pilot was a case study designed to illustrate how banks can profitably offer affordable small-dollar loans as an alternative to high-cost credit products such as More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Small-dollar loans
Date: 3/4/2013
This special edition of FDIC Consumer News is devoted to tips on money management for teens, including saving, spending, borrowing, protecting yourself from fraud and scams, and the benefits of keeping your money in a financial institution. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This website presents, "Spotlight On," which features updates on programs and outreach efforts by several Money Smart Alliance Partners. It is organized by theme so that educators can learn how Money Smart Alliance Partners are integrating Money Smart into other related programs. Themes include More information...
Audience: Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This special edition of FDIC Consumer News focuses on Teens. You're beginning to make some grown-up decisions about how to save and spend your money. That's why learning the right ways to manage money...right from the start...is important. Here are suggestions. More information...
Audience: Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This edition of FDIC Consumer News features an article for teens, "It's Amazing: How a Small Savings Account Can Get Big Over Time," explains how saving even small amounts of money can result in a substantial sum over time. More information...
Audience: Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
About 10 million American households do not use any aspect of the banking system. A large body of research provides evidence that limited involvement in the mainstream financial sector is most common among low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. Although their income may be relatively low, More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: IDA
Date: 9/13/2010
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: 7/14/2009
This article provides an overview of Alternative Financial Services (AFS) and a description of the key products and services in this sector. It is intended as a primer for banks and others who are interested in understanding the competitive landscape in the financial services industry and More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 4/27/2009
This short article briefly summarizes and provides a link to the final report on the FDIC Survey of Bank Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. The survey was conducted in 2008 and the report was released in 2009. The FDIC retained Dove Consulting to help administer the survey of banks More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 2/1/2009
This article provides a plain-language description of behavioral economics and the role of common biases in financial decisionmaking, and reviews ways in which the findings of behavioral economics can help structure financial education and public policy. More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Behavioral Economics, Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 9/1/2008