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Every bank or credit union that is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp or National Credit Union Administration researches the banking history of any potential customer, explains Bankrate. The institution runs a... More »

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For financial security, the best practice is to check your statement each month when it arrives, either via e-mail or in the mailbox. Also, you should check your credit card statements and other financial documents when ... More »

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Check the balance of your checking account by logging into it directly from the Wells Fargo website home page, according to Wells Fargo Online. Wells Fargo online banking tools to view and manage an account are user frie... More »

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Old bank accounts can be located by visiting the bank that holds the missing account, inquiring about the account with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and checking with the state unclaimed property office, expl... More »

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