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Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service

Looking for a way to keep large deposits safe? Ask us about CDARS®.

It's a great solution for:

  • businesses
  • nonprofit organizations
  • public funds
  • trustees
  • homeowner & condo associations

With CDARS, you can access FDIC protection on multi-million dollar CD investments through First Southern Bank. There are few guarantees in life – FDIC insurance is one of them. CDARS can be a valuable cash management or longer-term investment tool for you.1


It's one-stop shopping. With help from CDARS, you can access:

  • Safety – Your money can access multi-million dollar FDIC insurance coverage.
  • Convenience – You work directly with us. You earn one interest rate and receive one regular statement, and one year-end tax form.
  • CD-Level Rates – Your money earns CD-level returns which may compare favorably with other investment alternatives, including Treasuries, and corporate sweep accounts.

How does CDARS work?

We are a member of a special network. When you place a large amount with us, we place your funds into CDs issued by other banks in the same network – in increments of less than $250,000 – so that both principal and interest are eligible for complete FDIC protection. As a result, you can receive coverage from several banks while working with just one.

These exchanges, which occur on a dollar-for-dollar basis, can bring the full amount of your original deposit back to our bank.

Click here to view a video on how CDARS works.

What else should I know?

Now, you no longer have to spend time managing multiple bank relationships, administering various interest rates, organizing interest disbursements from various sources, or manually consolidating monthly statements. This reduces your administrative burden, especially during tax and financial reporting seasons.

And with CDARS, you can eliminate the need to monitor changing collateral values – another time saving convenience.

Of course, your confidential account information remains protected.

Ask us about how CDARS can work for you by calling either Marty MaDan at (561) 237-2991 or Myrna Meza at (561) 237-2987, or email for more information.

1 Funds may be submitted for placement only after a depositor enters into the CDARS Deposit Placement Agreement with First Southern Bank. The agreement contains important information and conditions regarding the placement of funds by us.
CDARS is a registered service mark of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC.