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Bank Accounts: Resources

Consumers Can Register Complaints with the CFPB

Any consumer with a complaint involving a mortgage, a student loan, a credit card, a bank account, a car loan, a money transfer or a credit report, can register a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Debt collection issues and payday loans will be added soon. Read More


Pew Charitable Trusts Safe Banking Opportunities Project

The Pew Safe Banking Opportunities Project, a two-year initiative, develops standards for safe, affordable, fair, and empowering bank accounts... Read More


Restrained bank accounts:

A bank account may be restrained if a judgment creditor attempts to collect the debt. In New York, the first $1,740 in the account cannot be restrained. Read More


Shopping for a bank account

Savings and checking accounts offer many protections and conveniences. The terms and fees associated with these accounts may vary, depending on the bank or credit union. Before opening an account, consumers should shop around to see which institutions provide the best account for their needs. Institutions may offer additional services on their accounts, such as overdraft protection. Read More


Bank On: Research Your Community

Use this data tool to find out more about the unbanked and underbanked population in your community. Read More