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Looking for safety and CD-level rates for your large deposits? Find out why thousands of safety-conscious institutional investors – businesses, non-profits, public funds/governments – choose CDARS, the easiest way to access multi-million-dollar FDIC insurance through our bank.

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CDARS® Overview

CDARS® (Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service) is one of the safest and smartest investment vehicles for investors looking to protect their large-dollar investments while earning CD-level returns that may compare favorably to Treasury and money-market-fund yields.

CDs placed through CDARS offer investors (including institutional investors, such as corporations, foundations, and endowments):

  • Access to multi-million-dollar FDIC insurance;
  • The ease of working through one trusted relationship, earning one rate per maturity, and receiving consolidated statements;
  • The ability to forego ongoing collateral tracking;
  • The power of daily compounding; and
  • A finite maturity date (in contrast to auction-rate or some adjustable-rate securities).

Investing through CDARS® can be a strong alternative to Treasuries. Like Treasuries, FDIC insurance is backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.

Call 800.492.3276 to speak to a Farm Bureau Bank Personal Banker during normal business hours, or contact us to learn more.

CDARS® offers multiple benefits to investors who want to combine the security of access to FDIC insurance with the convenience of working directly with just one financial institution.

Peace of Mind. Using the CDARS service, you can access multi-million-dollar FDIC insurance on CD investments.1

One Relationship. You work directly with Farm Bureau Bank.

One Rate. You negotiate one interest rate per maturity on CD investments placed through CDARS. With CDARS, there is no need to negotiate multiple rates or manually tally disbursements for each CD.

One Statement. You receive one regular statement detailing your CD investments. You no longer need to manually consolidate statements at the end of each month, quarter, or year.

No Hidden Fees. You will not be charged annual fees, subscription fees, or transaction fees for using CDARS. The rate you see is the rate you get.

No Ongoing Collateralization. Because CDARS deposits are eligible for FDIC protection, you may not need to continually collateralize your deposits. This can eliminate the time-consuming task of tracking changing collateral values on a recurring basis.2

A Wide Variety of Maturities. You can select from various maturities – ranging from 4 weeks to 260 weeks (5 years) – and choose the terms that best suit your investment needs.

Community Investment. Your funds can support lending initiatives, including special development projects that strengthen your local community.3



1 Limits apply. Funds may be submitted for placement only after an investor enters into a CDARS Deposit Placement Agreement with our bank. This agreement contains important information and conditions regarding the placement of funds.

2 If an investor is subject to restrictions with respect to the placement of funds in depository institutions, it is the responsibility of the investor to determine whether the placement of the investor’s funds through CDARS or a particular CDARS transaction satisfies those restrictions.

3 Because deposited funds are exchanged on a dollar-for-dollar basis with other banks in the CDARS Network, our bank can use the full amount of a deposit placed through CDARS for local lending, satisfying some investors’ local investment goals/mandates. Alternatively, with an investor’s consent, our bank may choose to receive fee income instead of deposits from other banks. Under these circumstances, deposited funds would not be available for local lending.

CDARS CDs are considered bank deposits. They are not DTC eligible and, currently, no secondary market exists. Early withdrawals are available, but require the payment of a substantial penalty.

You should compare the current rates and features of CDs (including CDs placed through the CDARS service) to other investment alternatives. Past performance may not be representative of future performance or success.

Limits apply. If a depositor is subject to restrictions with respect to the placement of funds in depository institutions, it is the responsibility of the depositor to determine whether the placement of the depositor’s funds through CDARS or a particular CDARS transaction satisfies those restrictions. Funds may be submitted for placement only after a depositor enters into a CDARS Deposit Placement Agreement with our bank. The agreement contains important information and conditions regarding the placement of funds by our bank through CDARS. Consult your tax advisor for more information.

CDARS is a registered service mark of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC.




* Rates disclosed as Annual Percentage Rate (APR) and Annual Percentage Yield (APY). Farm Bureau, FB, and the FB National Logo are registered service marks owned by, and used by Farm Bureau Bank FSB under license from, the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau Bank FSB is a service-to-member institution which provides banking services to Farm Bureau members and others in participating states. Services are not available in the following states: IL, KS, MI, MO, NY, OH, and WY.