Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — Consumer Tools
CFPB is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly. Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding loans, bank accounts and services, credit and prepaid cards, debt collection, money transfers, credit reports and more; view guides to help you make financial decisions; or submit complaints about financial products or services that are not resolved directly with a company.
Provides interest rate information for mortgages, certificates of deposit, savings and money market accounts, and credit cards.
See also Economic Data.
CFTC — Learn and Protect
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission provides resources to check a financial professional's or firm's registration status and disciplinary history, and stay informed about investment fraud.
Provides an introduction to the markets, investing basics, and information on researching and managing your investments. Special sections address investing for older adults and offer suggestions to prepare for various life events that may affect your financial situation. Produced by the SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy.
TreasuryDirect.gov provides basic information on savings bonds (EE and I) and the ability to purchase bonds online. Redemption tables and a savings bond calculator enable the user to determine the value of their bonds.
Search EDGAR, an SEC database, for documents filed by public companies with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Information is available back to 1994.
Selected Interest Rates (Daily) — H.15
Updated Monday through Friday at 4:15 p.m., publication H.15 provides current commercial paper, bank prime loan, U.S. government securities and other interest rates. A Federal Reserve statistical release.
Treasury Bills, Notes, Bonds and TIPS
TreasuryDirect.gov provides information on Treasury marketable securities, including the purchasing process and auction results.
See also Economic Data.
Bankrate.com — Banking
Monitors CD, savings account and money market rates, and provides bank reviews.
Identify FDIC-insured banks; locate their branch locations, financial data and history; or compare financial institutions insured by the FDIC.
List of State Baking Regulators
Contact information and links are provided. In Virginia, the Virginia State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Financial Institutions administers Virginia state laws regarding banking, savings institutions, mortgage brokers and lenders. The nationwide list is provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
National Information Center
Information about domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the United States. You can learn about a bank's financial information, corporate structure and branch locations. The website is maintained by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.
XE.com provides current exchange rates for more than 160 currencies.
Federal Reserve Statistical Release — Foreign Exchange Rates
Updated weekly, publication H.10 provides the daily foreign exchange rates for the previous week. Historical rates from 1971 to the present are also available.