What is an FDIC-Insured Deposit Sweep?
To provide you with the benefit of FDIC insurance eligibility, the cash balance in your account will be automatically swept into an interest-bearing FDIC-Insured Deposit Sweep position. Since FDIC insurance coverage is currently limited to $250,000 per qualified customer account per banking institution, Fidelity may use several banks, rather than just one, to maximize your FDIC coverage. This is referred to as the Program Bank List and it will be assigned when you open your account. The first bank listed below will be your Primary Program Bank. Please see the FDIC-Insured Deposit Sweep Program Disclosures (PDF) for more information. For additional information about FDIC insurance coverage, please visit the FDIC website at www.FDIC.gov.*
What Primary Program Bank will be assigned to receive my deposits?
Based on the Program Bank List assigned to your account, a Primary Program Bank will be assigned to receive your account's deposits. Your Primary Program Bank will be the first bank in list below.
What Program Bank List will be assigned to my account? How will it be used?
Program Banks as of 08/07/2020 are:
- CITIBANK NA
- ASSOCIATED BANK NA - unavailable
- CIBC BANK USA - unavailable
- THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
- US BANK
- GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA
- HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK
- PEOPLES UNITED BANK
- BANK OF OKLAHOMA - unavailable
- CITIZENS BANK NA
- Show all 25 Program Banks.
If at any time the cash balance in your account exceeds $245,000, the additional amount will automatically be swept into the next bank on your Program Bank List.
Important: While the FDIC insurance coverage limit at each bank is $250,000, $5,000 is reserved for accrued interest.
For example, a customer with $500,000 cash balance would have:
- The first $245,000 swept into the first bank on the Program Bank List.
- The next $245,000 swept into the second bank on the Program Bank List.
- The remaining $10,000 swept into the third bank on the Program Bank List.
After your account is established, you may select a different Program Bank List, if one is available, to receive your deposits. Call a Fidelity representative at 800-544-6666 for assistance.
Since my deposits are being held with a Program Bank, do I need to do anything special to access these funds?
No, you can use your account just as you would any account at Fidelity. Fidelity will automatically manage the money movement between the bank and your account, in accordance with the FDIC-Insured Deposit Sweep Program Disclosures (PDF). You cannot access or withdraw your cash by contacting the bank directly.
Is there more detailed information available?
Yes, please see the FDIC-Insured Deposit Sweep Program Disclosures (PDF) for more information, as well as how your rate will be determined.