News Release 2013-72 | April 26, 2013

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Recognizes National Financial Capability Month at Capitol Hill Event

WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recognized National Financial Capability Month by participating in the annual Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill event today.

"National Financial Capability Month provides an opportunity for consumers to focus on building a strong financial foundation," said Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry. "The OCC encourages partnerships among national banks, federal savings associations and community organizations to promote financial literacy across the country."

During the event, OCC staff distributed its financial capability materials, including the Financial Literacy Update, and OCC's Consumer Advisories. Staff also promoted the OCC's website, which provides answers to 250 common banking questions covering such topics as credit cards, bank accounts, mortgages, consumer loans, insurance, identity theft, and safe deposit boxes. The site also includes links and references to financial information and an online consumer complaint form.

The OCC is a member of the federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which manages, the federal government's website dedicated to financial literacy. The site provides a variety of resources from the OCC and the other 22 federal agencies that are part of the Commission. These resources help people make informed decisions about buying homes, balancing checkbooks, investing in 401(k) plans, and other financial matters.

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