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Want to know:

  • The difference between EE and I Bonds?
  • How auctions work and how to participate?
  • How Treasury products fit into your savings strategy?
  • And more...?

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Recent Articles

Using Your Tax Refund for TreasuryDirect

Do you know you can have your tax refund directed to your TreasuryDirect account to use for Treasury security purchases?

Converting Paper Savings Bonds to Electronic Form

You can now convert your paper savings bonds to electronic form.

Treasury Securities Information and Auction Data Have Moved!

We’ve moved our information about Treasury securities, except for debt-related data, to TreasuryDirect.gov and we have several links on this page to get you easily to the new site. Also, we’ve put redirects in place for our most popular pages that will take you automatically to their new location.

Changes to Occur to Hold Code in TreasuryDirect

In the next few weeks, TreasuryDirect will implement changes to improve the security of the online account system for Treasury securities. Among the new security features that will be put into place is a change that will affect accounts established with information our authentication process could not adequately verify.

Purchase Limits

Are you confused about how much you're allowed to purchase in savings bonds or marketable securities each year? It's simple!

Treasury Reintroduces 30-Year Bond

In August of 2005, Treasury announced the reintroduction of the 30-year bond. Treasury will hold its first auction of the bond in five years on February 9, 2006. The last 30-year bond auction took place on August 9, 2001.

Transferring Securities from Legacy Treasury Direct to TreasuryDirect

Have you wondered how to transfer your securities from Legacy Treasury Direct to TreasuryDirect? The process is simple.

TreasuryDirect Now Offers Marketable Treasury Securities

On September 29, 2005, TreasuryDirect, our web-based account system, was enhanced to allow account holders to purchase Bills, Notes, Bonds and Inflation-Protected securities (TIPS) as well as savings bonds in one online account.

New Rate Structure for Series EE Bonds

Series EE Savings Bonds have always been a reliable investment, and they're about to become even more reliable. Instead of waiting to find out what rate your EE bonds will earn every six months, you'll now have the advantage of knowing what they're worth at all times, thanks to the new fixed rate for this series.

Treasury Notes

Treasury notes can be purchased either directly from Treasury or through an intermediary such as a bank or broker. Offered in multiples of $100, notes pay interest every six months at a rate determined when they are auctioned.

Are Your Savings Bonds Still Earning Interest?

If you own savings bonds, you may want to check their issue dates to find out if they're still earning interest. Depending on when you purchased your securities, it may be time to redeem them.

Savings Bonds as Gifts

Did you know U.S. Savings Bonds can be used as a gift for any occasion -- birthdays, weddings, graduations, births, or special holidays? And now, there are two types of savings bonds you can give - electronic (paperless) or paper savings bonds.

Treasury Bills

Treasury bills, like other marketable Treasury securities, are debt obligations of the U.S. Government and are backed by the Government's full faith and credit. A bill is a short-term investment issued for a year or less.

Treasury Hunt

Have you ever wondered how to recover a bond or interest payment that you should have received in the mail? Are you wondering if a deceased relative owned securities? Login into our Treasury Hunt database and find out if we have something that belongs to you.

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

The U.S. Treasury has been issuing Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) since 1997. TIPS provide investors with an investment option that protects against the effects of inflation.

Most requested savings bond forms

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