Intrafi Cash Service Frequently Asked Questions
Access multi-million-dollar FDIC protection on your deposits, earn interest, and enjoy flexibility at the same time? Now you can—through ICS, the IntraFi Cash Service.
How can deposits greater than the standard FDIC insurance maximum be eligible for insurance by the FDIC?
The FDIC insures up to $250,000 in a customer’s deposit accounts in a given insurable capacity at an FDIC-insured depository institution. When your funds are placed through ICS, they are divided into amounts under the standard FDIC maximum and placed with other institutions participating in IntraFi's network—each an FDIC-insured institution. This makes your deposit eligible for FDIC insurance at each member bank. By working directly with Northfield, you can access insurance through many. You do not pay a fee to use this service, and you receive just one consolidated, monthly account statement from us. (You can also see online, where your funds are at all times.)
How often can I access my funds?
You can make unlimited program withdrawals of funds placed in demand deposit accounts and up to six program withdrawals per month of funds placed into money market deposit accounts.
Who has custody of my funds?
Funds placed through ICS are deposited only in FDIC-insured institutions. We act as custodian for your ICS deposits, and BNY Mellon acts as subcustodian for the deposits.
Who provides the additional FDIC insurance when my funds are placed using ICS?
Through ICS, funds are placed with other institutions participating in IntraFi's network, and those Network members provide you with access to FDIC insurance coverage on deposits at those banks. Working directly with just Northfield, you can access coverage through many.
Is my account information safe?
You work directly with just us—the bank you know and trust. As always, your confidential information remains protected.