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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (fdic)

Definition of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (fdic)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corportion (FDIC) insures deposits in banks and thrift institutions, assuring bank customers that their savings and checking accounts are safe. Currently, the coverage limits are $100,000 per depositor per bank for individual, joint, and trust accounts, and $250,000 for self-directed retirement accounts. Business accounts are also insured up to $100,000. You qualify for more than $100,000 coverage at a single bank, provided your assets are in these different types of accounts. For example, you are insured for up to a total of $100,000 in all accounts registered in your own name and for another $100,000 representing your share of jointly held accounts. In addition, your individual retirement account (IRA) is insured up to $250,000 if the money is invested in bank products, such as certificates of deposit (CDs). However, if you purchase mutual funds, annuities, or other investment products through your bank, those assets are not insured by the FDIC even if they carry the bank name. Congress is currently considering raising FDIC limits on all bank accounts, including savings, CD, and joint accounts to $250,000 as part of its financial rescue package. These new limits would be in effect until December 31, 2009, after which the cap would revert to $100,000 unless Congress votes to extend the new limits.The FDIC, which is an independent agency of the federal government, also regulates more than 5,000 state chartered banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System.

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