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FDIC Insurance Explained

How Much Money Is Insured?

How much coverage you have depends on what ownership category your account falls into. If you have a savings account and a checking account, those are both in the single owner account category, so they would be insured for a total of $250,000. But if you had accounts in different categories—say a checking account and an IRA—each account would be insured for $250,000, meaning you would have a total of $500,000 of protection. The FDIC provides more information about deposit insurance on their website.

The vast majority of financial institutions and their account types are covered under these two organizations. But if you're worried at all about whether your institution or account is secure, check their website, talk with one of their representatives, or stop by a branch to confirm that your account is covered.



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