Each Depositor Insured To At Least $250,000
The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed on July 21, 2010, and in part, it permanently set the standard maximum depositor insurance amount to $250,000. The FDIC insurance coverage limit applies to per depositor, per insured depository institution for each account ownership category.
What Is the FDIC?
El Dorado Savings Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The FDIC is an independent agency of the United States government. The FDIC protects you against the loss of your deposits if an FDIC-insured bank or savings association fails. FDIC insurance is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.
Why Is FDIC Insurance Important to You?
All FDIC-insured banks must meet high standards for financial strength and stability. The FDIC, with other federal and state regulatory agencies, regularly reviews the operations of insured banks to ensure these standards are met. Even with these safeguards, some insured banks fail. If your insured bank fails, FDIC insurance will cover your deposits, dollar for dollar, including principal and any accrued interest, up to the insurance limit.
Historically, insured deposits are available to customers of a failed bank within just a few days. Since the start of the FDIC in 1933, no depositor has ever lost a penny of insured deposits.
What Does the FDIC Insure?
The FDIC insures all deposits at insured banks, including checking, NOW and savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit (CDs), up to the insurance limit.
The FDIC does not insure the money you invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance policies, annuities, or municipal securities, even if you purchased these products from an insured bank.
Visit FDIC.gov for more information.