Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Resources are available on the FDIC website to educate and protect consumers, revitalize communities, and fair lending laws at http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/.

Are your deposit accounts fully insured? Calculate your coverage on the FDIC website at https://www.fdic.gov/edie/index.html.

Set up direct deposit of your Social Security, VA or other federal benefits at http://www.godirect.org/.

Annual Free Credit Reports

You are entitled to one free credit report each year from each of the three major credit bureaus. To obtain your free annual report login at https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created by the Dodd-Frank Act offers consumers a website to obtain financial assistance, learn about the laws and regulations relating to banking, and to submit a complaint at http://www.consumerfinance.gov/.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Identity Theft

For information on identity theft or to download an Identity Theft Affidavit, go to the FTC website at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft.

Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) Resource Center

All mortgage loan originators (more commonly referred to as loan officers) are required to register on the NMLS registry under the Secure and Fair Enforcement Act. Your loan officer’s employment history as a mortgage loan originator can be found at http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/.


Independent ratings for banks and credit unions at http://www.bauerfinancial.com/home.html.