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Financial Literacy

Overview: Banks & Banking

This page explores information about banks and banking. The video below discusses the advantages of a personal checking account. The websites on the right side provide access to information about opening a bank account, and electronic banking. On the bottom right are some related books in the University of Maryland Libraries.  


Check It Out!

Three teens discuss the benefits of having a personal checking account. Sponsored by the FINRA Education Foundation, Milwaukee Public Library, Make-a-Difference Wisconsin, and the American Library Association.

Related Books

Below are a few examples of books related to banks. For more resources, try searching in WorldCat UMD using the following subject headings. 

  • Banks and banking
  • Financial services industry
  • Discrimination in financial services