Raymond James Bank Deposit Program

Raymond James offers a multibank sweep program that:

  • Provides Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance coverage up to $250,000 per institution
  • Offers competitive interest rates.

With this program, available cash in your brokerage account is deposited into interest-bearing deposit accounts at one or more banks, as described in the "Bank Priority Lists" section below.

For accounts that elect the Raymond James Bank Deposit Program (RJBDP), excess funds will be directed to a designated "excess bank" without limit and without regard to maximum-available FDIC coverage.

Managed IRAs and ERISA accounts are not eligible for the multibank sweep program. Managed IRA and ERISA accounts can elect RJBDP – RJ Bank only, whereby uninvested cash will sweep to Raymond James Bank for FDIC insurance coverage of up to $250,000. Sweep deposits through RJBDP – RJ Bank only will bear a reasonable rate of interest.

To maximize protection, eligible clients can choose the Raymond James Bank Deposit Program with Client Interest Program (RJBDP with CIP) to provide additional protection on cash balances that exceed available FDIC coverage. Excess cash from the bank deposit program will be directed to CIP, providing Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and excess SIPC coverage.

Interest rates will remain the same between the bank deposit program and CIP.

Bank priority lists

There have recently been some changes to the bank priority lists.

Bank Change made Effective Date
Banc of California Bank removed November 15, 2019
BBVA USA (changed name from Compass Bank) Bank name change June 20, 2019
Florida Community Bank Bank removed May 31, 2019
Origin Bank Bank removed May 31, 2019
Pinnacle Bank Bank removed May 31, 2019
Umpqua Bank Bank added May 13, 2019
Landmark Community Bank Bank added May 13, 2019
Texas Capital Bank Bank added March 29, 2019
Regions Bank Bank removed March 29, 2019
NexBank Bank added March 1, 2019
Pacific Western Bank Bank removed January 7, 2019
Bank of India Bank removed January 7, 2019
State Bank of India Bank removed November 30, 2018

* As with all banks in RJBDP, any participating foreign-owned banks are fully FDIC-insured with U.S. branches and charters; they are governed and operate under the same laws and regulations as all U.S. banks. For privacy and security reasons, all deposits through RJBDP are made with U.S. branches through an omnibus account so your personal information is not shared with the participating banks.

Current priority lists by region are provided below.

Raymond James clients whose brokerage accounts are through an advisor at a bank within the Raymond James Financial Institutions Division have priority lists specific to those banks. Access those lists here.

(See “How the priority lists work” for information on how funds flow between banks.) The following banks are “excess banks,” as described in the “Bank Priority List” section of the disclosures:

  • General Lists: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., U.S. Bank N.A., Citibank, Raymond James Bank, N.A.
  • For Profit Lists: Citibank, N.A., Raymond James Bank, N.A., PNC Bank, N.A.

Although you may decline to have funds deposited in any bank in the list, you must have a minimum of one excess bank selected for deposit.

Effective November 15, 2019

Bank Priority Lists by State

Type Other if your account’s legal address of record is outside the United States.

How the priority lists work

Raymond James establishes contracts with multiple banks, which are included in one or more bank priority lists. Your account’s legal address of record determines which list is used to determine the order in which your available cash in your brokerage account will be deposited into interest-bearing deposit accounts at one or more of the banks set forth on the predetermined list.

If your cash balance exceeds the FDIC insurance limit for all funds at the first bank on the list, the excess cash will be deposited in the next bank. If you still have excess cash, those funds will be deposited in the third bank Raymond James has designated. This process continues through all banks on the priority list, providing combined FDIC coverage up to $3 million, or $6 million for joint accounts.

Your priority list may also include one or more excess banks that will accept funds from retirement accounts without limit and without regard to the maximum applicable deposit insurance amount if all banks on the priority list have received funds up to the applicable deposit limit. If all your funds are withdrawn from an excess bank, the next time your funds are available for deposit in an excess bank they may be deposited in a different excess bank. This may also apply to certain non-retirement accounts that do not elect to have excess funds swept to the Raymond James Client Interest Program, as described below.

For non-retirement accounts, if all banks on the priority list have received your funds up to the applicable deposit limit, your next available funds will be deposited in the Raymond James Client Interest Program (and covered by SIPC/Excess SIPC protection), as long as you have not opted for an alternative.

The deposit insurance coverage limits refer to the total of all deposits that an account holder has in the same ownership categories at each FDIC-insured institution. Visit fdic.gov for more information.

Raymond James & Associates is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), which protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). An explanatory brochure is available upon request or at sipc.org or by calling (202) 371-8300.

Raymond James has purchased excess-SIPC coverage through various syndicates of Lloyd's, a London-based firm. Excess SIPC is fully protected by the Lloyd's trust funds and Lloyd's Central Fund. The additional protection currently provided has an aggregate firm limit of $750 million, including a sub-limit of $1.9 million per customer for cash above basic SIPC for the wrongful abstraction of customer funds. Account protection applies when a SIPC-member firm fails financially and is unable to meet obligations to securities clients, but it does not protect against market fluctuations.

Important Information for Raymond James’ Clients (PDF)

Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. are affiliated with Raymond James Bank, National Association (N.A.). Unless otherwise specified, products purchased from or held at Raymond James & Associates or Raymond James Financial Services are not insured by the FDIC, are not deposits or other obligations of Raymond James Bank, N.A., are not guaranteed by Raymond James Bank, N.A., and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.

All deposits and withdrawals at the banks within the Raymond James Bank Deposit Program will be made by Raymond James on your behalf. If you maintain funds separately with banks in the program, you should monitor your total deposits at the applicable bank(s) to ensure they do not exceed FDIC insurance limits of $250,000 ($500,000 for joint accounts). Your funds will earn the same interest rate at all of the banks, based on your total relationship cash balances with Raymond James. Interest rate tiers and current rates are available online at raymondjames.com/sweeprates and through your financial advisor.