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Old 02-22-2005, 04:03 PM   #1
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Extending FDIC and NCUA deposit insurance

I'm not sure if this ever came up in other threads but I just found out from PFCU that I can extend my insured deposits to multiple of $100k by assigned 1 or more beneficiaries to the financial instruments.

Being single, I thought I couldn't extend the insurance coverage beyond $100k per taxable accounts at a single CU. If I understand this correctly, I could potentially buy a total of $500k CDs insured by NCUA, if I made my father and my 3 brothers the beneficiary to the CDs. Of course that assumes that one would be comfortable with the financial institution and that they were having fanastic interest rates.

I would have put in a few more bucks in the PFCU 5.25% 5 year CDs had I known this sooner.

FDIC appears to have similar rulings.

Here is the statement from NCUA website supporting this;
Additional coverage is available on revocable trust or payable on death accounts. You can now name a parent or sibling as a beneficiary to get separate coverage. Previously, beneficiaries had to be a spouse, child or grandchild. The rules on joint accounts have been simplified. A co-owner’s interest in all joint accounts in the same credit union will be added together and insured up to $100,000.

Anyone know more about this?

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Re: Extending FDIC and NCUA deposit insurance
Old 02-22-2005, 11:06 PM   #2
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Re: Extending FDIC and NCUA deposit insurance

Sideways question to this:

Anyone really worried about their credit union tanking and taking their money with it?
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Re: Extending FDIC and NCUA deposit insurance

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Anyone really worried about their credit union tanking and taking their money with it?
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Doesn't that assume that NCUA went belly up and ran out of cash to cover the CU losses?
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Re: Extending FDIC and NCUA deposit insurance

The local CU (Boeing??) went belly up with the Aerospace bust in the late 60's before I arrived in New Orleans - while mine in Seattle stayed solvent.

No insurance in those days and a lot of people lost their savings.
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Re: Extending FDIC and NCUA deposit insurance

No, I'm just thinking of the folks who keep over $100k in their CU account. I've had 200-500k in my credit union account for months on end. Cant say I ever really worried about the CU going belly up and taking my money with them.

Is that dumb? Except for the S&L disaster in the 80's (which you could see a mile away and months in advance), have there really been a lot of defaults that make this a huge area of concern?
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Re: Extending FDIC and NCUA deposit insurance

Nowadays - if I needed to park cash waiting to invest - I probably wouldn't be overly concerned.
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