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Checking/Savings Accounts

This module encourages unbanked and underbanked consumers to get checking and savings accounts, and guides them through selecting, opening, using and managing the accounts.

 

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Checking and savings accounts

Checking and savings accounts A wise choice
This fact sheet presents the basics of checking and savings accounts, highlighting the advantages they offer over “fringe” banking services such as check cashers. The publication covers, among other topics, how checking and savings accounts work, how to choose a financial institution and open an account, and how to reduce or avoid account fees.

Checking and savings accounts - a wise choice (Spanish)

Checking and savings accounts - a wise choice (Spanish)
Esta hoja informativa presenta los conceptos básicos sobre las cuentas de cheques y de ahorro. Se señalan las ventajas que las cuentas ofrecen en comparación a servicios "marginales" tal como los de cambio de cheques. Entre otros temas, la publicación explica cómo funcionan las cuentas de cheques y de ahorro, cómo seleccionar una institución financiera y abrir una cuenta, y cómo reducir o evitar cargos en las cuentas.

Questions & answers about bank accounts

Questions & answers about bank accounts
This backgrounder answers many questions about checking and savings accounts in much greater detail than the companion brochure. Written in Q&A format, the guide includes in-depth information on more than a dozen banking topics, from selecting a bank account, using an ATM and understanding overdraft protection to overcoming barriers to getting an account and how to use online and mobile banking services.

Checking and savings accounts - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Checking and savings accounts - Seminar lesson plan and class activities
This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on selecting, opening, using and managing checking and savings accounts. In addition to the lesson plan (to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation), the packet includes exercises, resources and a class evaluation form.

Checking and savings accounts - PowerPoint Training Slides

Checking and savings accounts - PowerPoint Training Slides
This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Checking and savings accounts” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention.

Checking and savings accounts (Korean)

Checking and savings accounts (Korean) A wise choice
이 안내문은 체킹과 세이빙 계좌의 기본에 대해 설명하고 있으며 체크 캐시어와 같은 "비주류" 은행 서비스에 비교한 이점들에 중점을 두고 있습니다. 이 안내문은 또한 첵킹과 세이빙 계좌의 이용 방법, 금융 기관의 선택과 계좌 개설, 그리고 계좌 수수료를 피하거나 줄이는 방법 등을 포함한 그 밖의 주제들에 대해서도 설명하고 있습니다.

This fact sheet presents the basics of checking and savings accounts, highlighting the advantages they offer over “fringe” banking services such as check cashers. The publication covers, among other topics, how checking and savings accounts work, how to choose a financial institution and open an account, and how to reduce or avoid account fees.

Checking and savings accounts (Chinese)

Checking and savings accounts (Chinese) A wise choice
This fact sheet presents the basics of checking and savings accounts, highlighting the advantages they offer over “fringe” banking services such as check cashers. The publication covers, among other topics, how checking and savings accounts work, how to choose a financial institution and open an account, and how to reduce or avoid account fees.

Checking and savings accounts (Vietnamese)

Checking and savings accounts (Vietnamese) A wise choice
Ấn bản xác tín này giới thiệu về trương mục ngân phiếu và trương mục tiết kiệm cơ bản, nhấn mạnh đến các lợi ích của hai trương mục này cung ứng dịch vụ tốt hơn là dịch vụ của các ngân hàng "bóc lột" như "check casher." Nội dung của ấn bản trình bày nhiều đề tài, trong đó có phần hướng dẫn cách sử dụng trương mục ngân phiếu và tiết kiệm, cách chọn một ngân hàng và mở một trương mục, cũng như cách giảm hay tránh trả lệ phí.

This fact sheet presents the basics of checking and savings accounts, highlighting the advantages they offer over “fringe” banking services such as check cashers. The publication covers, among other topics, how checking and savings accounts work, how to choose a financial institution and open an account, and how to reduce or avoid account fees.

 

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