New FDIC Rules for Trust Accounts Begin Today
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New FDIC Rules for Trust Accounts Begin Today - 2024

The FDIC has implemented new coverage rules that take effect today and only affect trusts accounts that have over $250,000 deposited at a single bank.

FDIC rules had previously permitted a single trust account (such as a payable on death account, revocable trust or irrevocable trust) to have virtually infinite number of beneficiaries, with each beneficiary treated as separately insured and covered to $250,000.

While the new rules do not limited the number of beneficiaries in a trust account, the total aggregate coverage of the trust account, regardless of whether the money is allocated to savings or CDs, is now limited to $1.25 million.

Learn more about FDIC coverage here.

Ari Socolow
Ari Socolow: Ari Socolow is the Chief Economist and Editor-in-Chief at BestCashCow. He is particularly interested in issues relating to bank transparency and the climate crisis. Since co-founding BestCashCow in 2005, Ari has been frequently cited in the media as an expert on local and national savings accounts, CD products, mortgage and loan products and credit card rewards products.

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