Looking for a way to keep large deposits safe? Ask us about CDARS®. It’s a great solution for community associations.
With CDARS, you can receive up to $50 million in FDIC protection through First Associations Bank. There are few guarantees in life – FDIC insurance is one of them. CDARS can be a valuable cash management or longer-term investment tool for your association.*
It’s one-stop shopping. With help from CDARS, you can access:
- Safety – Your money can receive up to $50 million in FDIC insurance coverage.
- Convenience – You work directly with us. You earn one interest rate and receive one regular statement and one year-end tax form.
- CD-Level Rates – Your money earns CD-level returns which may compare favorably with other investment alternatives, including Treasuries, corporate sweep accounts, and money market funds.
How does CDARS work?
First Associations Bank is a member of a special network. When you place a large amount with us, we place your funds into certificates of deposit issued by other banks in the network – in increments of less than $100,000 – so that both your principal and interest are eligible for complete FDIC protection. With help from a sophisticated matching system, we exchange deposits with other banks that are members of the network.
What else should I know?
Now, you no longer have to spend time managing multiple bank relationships, administering various interest rates, organizing interest disbursements from various sources, or manually consolidating monthly statements. This reduces your administrative burden, especially during tax and financial reporting seasons.
Of course, your confidential account information remains protected.
For more information about how CDARS can work for you, email Wendy Fudge.
Please note: Emails sent over the internet may not be secure. It could be possible for others to view the information you send. We strongly encourage our customers to not send confidential information such as your account number, social security number, passwords or other identifying information via email.
* Funds may be submitted for placement only after a depositor enters into the CDARS Deposit Placement Agreement with First Associations Bank. The agreement contains important information and conditions regarding the placement of funds by us.
CDARS is a registered service mark of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC.