Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service

Looking for a way to keep large deposits safe?

Ask us about CDARS

With CDARS, you can access FDIC protection on multi-million dollar CD investments through F&C Bank. There are few guarantees in life - FDIC insurance is one of them.1

It's a great solution for:

  • Businesses
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Public Funds Managers
  • Trustees
  • Financial Advisors
  • Individuals
  • Credit Unions
  • IRAs

To learn how CDARS provides access to multi-million-dollar FDIC insurance watch the video on the CDARS website.

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Your money can access multi-million dollar FDIC insurance coverage.


You work directly with us. You earn one interest rate and receive one regular statement.

CD-Level Rates

Your money earns CD-level returns which may compare favorably with other investment alternatives, including Treasuries, corporate sweep accounts, and money market funds.

How does CDARS work?

We are a member of a special network. When you place a large amount with us, we place your funds into CDs issued by other banks in the same network (in increments of less than $250,000) so that both principal and interest are eligible for complete FDIC protection. As a result, you can receive coverage from many banks while working with just one.

These exchanges, which occur on a dollar-for-dollar basis, can bring the full amount of your original deposit back to our bank. As a result, we can make the full amount of your deposit available for community lending purposes.2

What else should I know?

Now you no longer have to spend time managing multiple bank relationships, administering various interest rates, organizing interest disbursements from various sources, or manually consolidating monthly statements. This reduces your administrative burden, especially during tax and financial reporting seasons.

And with CDARS, you can eliminate the need to monitor changing collateral values - another time saving convenience.

Of course, your confidential account information remains protected.

1 Funds may be submitted for placement only after a depositor enters into the CDARS Deposit Placement Agreement with F&C Bank. The agreement contains important information and conditions regarding the placement of funds by us. 2 This benefit applies to some, but not all types of CDARS transactions. Let us know if this benefit is important to you, so that we can explain the relevant terms and conditions in more detail. CDARS is a registered service mark of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC. Contact the bank for more detailed information.