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Buying A U.S. Savings Bond At A Bank

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EFFECTIVE: 1/1/2012  You can no longer purchase paper EE Savings Bonds or I Savings Bonds at a local bank, financial institution or credit union. As of 1/1/2012, the Treasury Department started issuing electronic savings bonds only. Note: The Treasury Dept. will still issue paper savings bonds if you are Replacing Lost Bonds or Changing a Beneficiary/Co-Owner Name. See the current savings bond rates for bonds available for purchase.

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Federal Reserve Banks (FRBs) have discontinued selling paper savings bonds as well
Since you can no longer walk into an FRB to buy/redeem savings bonds, you can click here to learn more about buying electronic bonds online. Click here if you would like to contact the Federal Reserve Branch that services your area to receive any further details. Fact: Although it is best to buy a bond late in the month, be certain that there isn't any required clearing time. This could change the issue date on your bond and it may push back the month and year of the issue date printed on the bond to the next month.

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