FDIC Insurance Deposit Coverage
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the United States government that protects against the loss of insured deposits if an FDIC-insured bank or savings association fails. FDlC deposit insurance is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.
Since the FDlC was established, no depositor has ever lost a single penny of FDIC-insured funds. FDlC insurance covers funds in deposit accounts, including checking and savings accounts, money market deposit accounts and certificates of deposit (CDs).
FDlC insurance does not, however, cover other financial products and services that insured banks may offer, such as stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, life insurance policies, annuities or municipal securities.
There is no need for depositors to apply for FDlC insurance or even to request it. Coverage is automatic.
To ensure funds are fully protected, depositors should understand their deposit insurance coverage limits. The FDlC provides separate,insurance coverage for deposits held in different ownership categories such as single accounts, joint accounts, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and trust accounts.
Basic FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage Permanently Increased to $250,000 Per Depositor Effective July 21, 2010.
If you have any questions about FDIC coverage limits and requirements, please visit myFDICinsurance.gov, call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FCIC, or ask a representative at Haddon Savings Bank.