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Resources for Individuals & Consumers

Consumers are a key constituent of the Federal Reserve System and key users of the payments system. The links on this page will aid in researching issues important to you.

Resource: Understanding the Financial Crisis

image of moneyVisit the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Financial Crisis Resources section, a record of how the Fed, the U.S. Treasury, and others responded to the financial crisis.

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Help for Consumers

Do you have a question about your bank or another financial institution? The Federal Reserve System has established a centralized Consumer Help Center to help with your questions and concerns.

Federal Reserve Consumer Help


Foreclosure Resource Center

Here consumers will find links to events, information, publications, and other resources that may help them to avoid foreclosure on their homes.

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Consumer Resources

Find publications on credit-related topics.

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Video and DVDs

The Philadelphia Fed produces and distributes videos and DVDs to educate consumers and individuals about topics in personal financial education, including: