Small banks seeking to reduce mistakes on their quarterly financial reports are getting some new help from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

On Feb. 11, the FDIC released "Checks and Balances: Guidelines for Preparing an Error-Free Call Report." The document is geared toward banks with less than $100 million of assets. It includes a checklist and tips on avoiding common mistakes.

Checks and Balances is available via the Internet at or by calling 1-800-688-3342.

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