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Cash Sweep From Wells Fargo Advisors

Wells Fargo Advisors offers a sweep feature with three options for clients to earn a return on uninvested cash balances in their account — The Standard Bank Deposit Sweep, Expanded Bank Deposit Sweep and the Money Market Fund Sweep. Eligibility is based on the type of investment account and nature of account ownership. 

Learn more about current rates and yields for our Cash Sweep programs.

How our Bank Deposit Sweep Program works

With the Bank Deposit Sweep, the more assets you hold with us, the higher your interest rate will be for the cash deposited into the Sweep Program. Other benefits include the ability to have up to $1,250,000 ($250,000 per depositor, per insured bank for each account) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance for deposits in your Wells Fargo Advisors account when deposits are held at all five Program Banks in the Expanded Bank Deposit Sweep Program.

The Expanded Bank Deposit Sweep is the primary Cash Sweep Vehicle for eligible clients. The Expanded Bank Deposit Sweep consists of interest bearing deposit accounts at affiliated and unaffiliated Program Banks. The Expanded Bank Deposit Sweep will provide up to $1.25 million in FDIC insurance ($2.5 million for joint accounts with two or more owners). Balances in excess of $1,250,000 ($2.5 million for joint accounts) for the Expanded Bank Deposit Sweep will be deposited at Wells Fargo Bank N.A. and may not be FDIC insured.

The Standard Bank Deposit Sweep is available as an alternative to the Expanded Bank Deposit Sweep. The Standard Bank Deposit Sweep consists of interest-bearing deposit accounts at two Program Banks affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors (“Affiliated Banks”). The Standard Bank Deposit Sweep will provide up to $500,000 in FDIC insurance ($1 million for joint accounts with two or more owners). Deposits to Affiliated Banks in the Standard Bank Deposit Sweep will be limited to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and either Wells Fargo Financial National Bank or Wells Fargo Bank South Central, N.A. Resource accounts and retirement accounts in our discretionary advisory programs are eligible only for the Standard Bank Deposit Sweep, thus for such accounts the primary Cash Sweep Vehicle is the Standard Bank Deposit Sweep. Balances in the Standard Bank Deposit Sweep in excess of $500,000 ($1 million for Joint accounts) will automatically be deposited at Wells Fargo Bank N.A. and may not be FDIC insured.

Additional information is contained in the Wells Fargo Advisors Sweep Features Eligibility (PDF)* and the Cash Sweep Disclosure Statement (PDF)*.

FDIC insurance coverage for the Bank Deposit Program

Balances on deposit in the Bank Deposit Sweep Programs, together with any other of your deposits at the Program Banks, are insured by the FDIC, up to a maximum amount in accordance with the rules of the FDIC. Deposits (including principal and interest) at each of the Program Banks are eligible for federal deposit insurance up to $250,000. Different ownership categories of accounts are separately insured.

For more information on the Bank Deposit Programs and participating Program Banks click here.

If you have other deposits at the Program Banks outside of the Bank Deposit Sweep Programs, you must aggregate all such deposits with your Bank Deposit Sweep Program balance for purposes of determining FDIC coverage. If your total funds on deposit at any Program Bank exceed the applicable FDIC insurance limit, the FDIC will not insure your funds in excess of the limit. Please note that you, and not Wells Fargo Advisors, are responsible for monitoring the total amount of your deposits at the Program Banks in order to determine the extent of FDIC insurance coverage available. If you expect to have total deposits at the Program Banks, including balances through the Standard Bank Deposit Sweep or Expanded Bank Deposit Sweep, that exceed FDIC insurance coverage limits, you should carefully consider whether you should arrange for the direct investment of amounts exceeding such coverage.

To assist with calculating your aggregated deposits and the associated insurance coverage, the FDIC has an Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator.

Please see the Cash Sweep Disclosure Statement (PDF)* for more information on FDIC insurance coverage.

Money Market Fund Sweep

The Money Market Fund Sweep automatically sweeps uninvested cash balances into a money market fund.

The Money Market Sweep is the default Sweep Feature for certain types of brokerage accounts as listed in the eligibility table, and for day-trading accounts. Wells Fargo Advisors Sweep Features Eligibility (PDF)*.

Note: To learn more about these Cash Sweep features or alternatives, please contact your Financial Advisor.

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