general overview

Looking for a way to keep large deposits safe? Ask us about CDARS. It's a great solution for: businesses, nonprofit organizations, trustees, financial advisors and individuals.

We know FDIC Insurance is important to you. That's why Sauk Valley Bank offers CDARS, the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service. With CDARS, you can access multi-million-dollar FDIC protection. 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 or your business.


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 per maturity and receive one regular statement. Individual investors receive one year-end tax form.

Community Investment - The full value of your money can support lending opportunities in your local community.

CD-Level Rates - Your money earns CD-level returns, which may compare favorably with other investment alternatives, including Treasuries, corporate sweep accounts, and money market funds.

How does CDARS work?

Everything is handled through our bank. Your large deposit is broken into smaller amounts and placed with other banks that are members of the CDARS Network. Then, those banks issue CDs in amounts under the standard FDIC insurance maximum, so that your investment is eligible for FDIC protection. By working directly with just one bank-our bank-you can receive insurance through many.

These exchanges, which occur on a dollar-for-dollar basis, can bring the full amount of your original deposit back to our bank. As a result, we can make the full amount of your deposit available for lending opportunities in the local community.

What else should I know?

Now, you no longer have to spend time managing multiple bank relationships, administering various interest rates per maturity, 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 on an ongoing basis - another time saving convenience.

Of course, your confidential account information remains protected.

Ask us about how CDARS can work for you the next time you visit one of our branches.

Limits apply. Funds may be submitted for placement only after a depositor enters into the CDARS Deposit Placement Agreement with Sauk Valley Bank. The agreement contains important information and conditions regarding the placement of funds by us.

When deposited funds are exchanged on a dollar-for-dollar basis with other banks in the CDARS Network, we can use the full amount of a deposit placed through CDARS for local lending, satisfying some depositors’ local investment goals or mandates. Alternatively, with a depositor's consent, our bank may choose to receive fee income instead of deposits from other banks. Under these circumstances, deposited funds would not be available for local lending.

CDARS Customer Information Request (PDF)
CDARS Deposit Placement Agreement (PDF)

CDARS is a registered service mark of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC.