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Deposit Insurance

What is Deposit Insurance?

Explicit deposit insurance is a measure implemented in many countries to protect bank depositors, in full or in part, from losses caused by a bank's inability to pay its debts when due. Deposit insurance systems are one component of a financial system safety net that promotes financial stability.

What do you mean by deposit insurance?

DEFINITION of 'Deposit Insurance Fund - DIF' A fund that is devoted to insuring the deposits of individuals by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) is set aside to pay back the money lost due to the failure of a financial institution.

Are bank deposits guaranteed in Australia?

Government guarantee on deposits. The Australian Government has guaranteed deposits up to $250,000 in Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs) such as your bank, building society or credit union. This means that this money isguaranteed if anything happens to the ADI. 

How much cash can you deposit in the bank without being questioned?

Banks that get deposits of more than $10,000 have to report those deposits to the federal government. A person who purposely tries to evade these reporting requirements is guilty of a crime known as "structuring" (or "smurfing.")

What is covered by the FDIC?

A Guide to What Is and Is Not Protected by FDIC Insurance. Banks have traditionally offered consumers deposit products, such as checking, savings and money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit (CD's) for which each depositor is insured by the FDIC up to at least $250,000.