CDARS and ICS Services

Access FDIC Insurance Above $250,000

Congressional Bank is proud to offer access to FDIC insurance for accounts above the FDIC insurance limit ($250,000) through CDARS and ICS.
The placement of your funds for both CDARS and ICS occurs in increments below the standard FDIC insurance maximum of $250,000 so that both principal and interest are eligible for FDIC insurance. By working directly with just one institution, you can access insurance coverage from many. And, you receive just one regular, monthly account statement per service from us.

How CDARS works

CDARS is also known as the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service©.

When you place a large deposit with Congressional Bank, a CDARS Network member, we use the CDARS service to place your funds into CDs issued by other members of the CDARS Network.

CDARS Customer Brochure

How ICS works

ICS is also known as the Insured Cash Sweep Service©.

When you place a large deposit with Congressional Bank, an ICS Network member, we use the ICS service to place your funds into money market deposit accounts at other FDIC-insured member institutions.

ICS Customer Brochure

Learn more

To learn more about these services, or for a list of current rates please contact us at:
info@congressionalbank.com or call: (301) 299-8810

*Placement of funds through the CDARS and ICS service is subject to the terms, conditions, and disclosures in the service agreements, including the Deposit Placement Agreement (“DPA”). Limits apply and customer eligibility criteria may apply. In the ICS savings option, program withdrawals are limited to six per month. Although funds are placed at destination banks in amounts that do not exceed the FDIC standard maximum deposit insurance amount (“SMDIA”), a depositor’s balances at the relationship institution that places the funds may exceed the SMDIA (e.g., before ICS or CDARS settlement for a deposit or after ICS or CDARS settlement for a withdrawal) or be ineligible for FDIC insurance (if the relationship institution is not a bank). As stated in the DPA, the depositor is responsible for making any necessary arrangements to protect such balances consistent with applicable law. If the depositor is subject to restrictions on placement of its funds, the depositor is responsible for determining whether its use of ICS or CDARS satisfies those restrictions. CDARS, ICS, Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service, and Insured Cash Sweep are a registered service marks of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC.