Trust Accounts

There are cases where deposits/accounts may be held in trust. For example, a parent (the trustee) may establish a bank account at a member institution for his/her child (the beneficiary). In this case, the deposit is being held in another right and capacity for the purpose of calculating the insurable amount.

Illustration A: Calculation of DI Coverage on Trust Account

In a simple scenario, Joe establishes a trust account for his two sons, and also has two accounts with the same member institution.

Depositor Accounts Branch Amount Insured Comments
Joe Savings Main $15,000 Joe is the depositor on 3 accounts, including 1 trust account. He is the beneficial owner of 2 accounts.

Trust account balances are not combined with a trustee’s individual accounts, so to obtain the insurable/payout amount, deposits which are beneficially owned by Joe are added together and the loan balance deducted from the deposits to obtain the insurable/payout amount.

Deposits held on the trust account are insured separately, with each beneficiary’s interest being insured up to a maximum of $50,000 for a total coverage of $100,000.
Checking Bay $5,000
Loan Bay ($5,000)
Total $15,000 $15,000
Joe in trust for John/Mike Savings Main $200,000 $100,000
Grand Total $115,000

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