FDIC insurance

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/13/2010 - 10:19

I was just going through some banking materials and came across information regarding FDIC insurance. Is it really necessary for a bank to get FDIC insurance? Are all accounts covered under it?

Posted: 14 Apr 2010 03:59 Post Subject:

No not entirely necessary, but would to place money at a bank that wasn't insured if the one accross the street was?

Posted: 14 Apr 2010 10:45 Post Subject:

Traditional bank accounts e.g. savings, checking, trust, IRAs, CDs, are all covered. Banks would also offer money market deposits that are covered under FDIC.

Posted: 15 Apr 2010 09:39 Post Subject:

I have come across a lot of investment options e.g. mutual funds, life policies, annuities, bonds and stocks. These are the non-deposit products and hence are not covered under FDIC.

Posted: 16 Apr 2010 06:48 Post Subject:

FDIC also doesn't cover safe deposit boxes. You could apply for separate coverage for all the items contained in such boxes.

Posted: 16 Apr 2010 09:02 Post Subject: FDIC insurance

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is a United States government corporation created by the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933.

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:45 Post Subject:


Traditional bank accounts e.g. savings, checking, trust, IRAs, CDs, are all covered. Banks would also offer money market deposits that are covered under FDIC.



No, not exactly, IRAs and Trusts are not FDIC insured, depending on the account.

However, you can get a brokerage account, funded with CD's or Money Markets that is SIPC insured, which is 5 times the coverage.

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