ICS and CDARS are Smart Choices


With ICS and CDARS, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with access to multi-million-dollar FDIC insurance and can choose the service or combination of services that best meet your needs for returns and access to funds.

Put excess cash balances to work in demand deposit accounts (with the ICS demand option), money market deposit accounts (with the ICS savings option), or in CDs (with CDARS)—all interest-bearing deposits with access to multi-million-dollar FDIC insurance through a single bank relationship. Protecting your deposits while earning a return—now that’s smart.

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Earn Interest

Ask us about the returns you can earn. With ICS, funds can be placed into demand deposit accounts (using the demand option), money market deposit accounts (using the savings option), or both. With CDARS, funds are placed into CDs. And with ICS and/or CDARS, you enjoy the conveniences of banking directly with us and of earning one interest rate per service option.1

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Enjoy Peace of Mind

Rest assured knowing that your funds are eligible for multi-million-dollar FDIC insurance protection that’s backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government. No one has ever lost a penny of an FDIC-insured deposit.

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Save Time

By providing access to FDIC insurance through a single bank relationship, ICS and CDARS can help your public unit comply with investment policy mandates. And with access to FDIC insurance, you can reduce ongoing collateral-tracking requirements. This means you can spend more time accomplishing your public unit’s goals.2

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Access Funds

With ICS, enjoy unlimited withdrawals using the demand option, or up to six program withdrawals per month using the savings option. With CDARS, select from a range of maturities (4 weeks, 13 weeks, 26 weeks, 52 weeks, 2 years, 3 years, and 5 years).

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Support Your Community

Feel good knowing that the full amount of your funds placed through ICS and/or CDARS can stay local to support lending opportunities that build a stronger community.3

1  One interest rate per CD maturity when using CDARS.
2  If a depositor is subject to restrictions with respect to the placement of funds in depository institutions, it is the responsibility of the depositor to determine whether the placement of the depositor’s funds through ICS or CDARS, or a particular ICS or CDARS transaction, satisfies those restrictions.
3 When deposited funds are exchanged on a dollar-for-dollar basis with other banks in the Promontory Network, a bank can use the full amount of a deposit placed through ICS or CDARS for local lending, satisfying some depositors’ local investment goals or mandates. Alternatively, with a depositors’ consent, and if authorized under state law, a bank may choose to receive fee income instead of deposits from the banks. Under these circumstances, deposited funds would not be available for local lending.
Placement of customer funds through the ICS or CDARS service is subject to the terms, conditions, and disclosures set forth in the agreements that a participating institution’s customer enters into with that institution, including the applicable Deposit Placement Agreement. Limits apply, and customer eligibility criteria may apply. ICS program withdrawals are limited to six per month when using the ICS savings option.
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