Great Western Financial Corp. and a California consumer group are breaking the language barrier to warn investors about the risks of mutual funds.

The banking company is funding an effort by San Francisco-based Consumer Action to distribute brochures titled "Risk & Rewards: Investments Available at Bank Branches."

The brochure is available to Great Western customers in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese. It will also be distributed through community action groups nationwide and to people who request the information directly, Consumer Action announced this week.

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