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Click any of the links below to view articles featuring MBS employees that pertain to fixed-income investing and contingency funding:

Contingency Questions: Exploring Funding Alternatives For Credit Unions

 CFO Focus: Are Your Deposits at Risk? Part 1

newsIcon CFO Focus: Are Your Deposits at Risk? Part 2

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  • eConnectDirect CDs

    Are They Right For You as an Issuing Institution?

    eConnectDirect CDs are direct-deposit placements to the issuing institution (bank or credit union). Also known as network CDs, listing service deposits, Internet CDs, or physical CDs, this deposit resource allows financial institutions the opportunity to offer CD rates to a network of subscribers to attract deposit. All eConnectDirect CDs follow the regulatory guidance of a listing service deposit and are not classified as a brokered CD.

    Benefits to Issuers
    • No monthly or annual subscription fees
    • On-demand liquidity
    • Unique and diversified liquidity resources (Including non-secured public funds)
    • No minimum issuance size
    • Compliant with FDIC guidelines to qualify for a non-brokered, listing service deposit
    • No minimum capital requirements
    • No brokered CD rate negotiations (your rate/your term)
    • Simple, fast and easy means to communicate CD rates to the institutional market(s)

    Who Can Participate?

    FDIC-insured and NCUA-insured financial institutions can offer CD rates on eConnectDirect

    Why/When to Issue
    • When your liquidity/deposit needs dictate
    • Interested in deposits settling same/next day
    • To match fund loans
    • To capture term liabilities not available in local markets
    • To avoid cannibalization of local market depositors
    • To "test" lines of credit (CFP)
    • Capital status prohibits other deposit sources

    Why Multi-Bank Securities, Inc.?

    MBS has funded deposits to over 3,000 financial institutions and delivers a unique, consistent and diversified source of liquidity. Our funding team has more than 125 collective years of experience and is regularly accessible to offer guidance and strategies to fund your specific CD efforts.

  • Pershing Safekeeping

    Click to download a PDF about Pershing Safekeeping.

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—Dawn Cragon,
County of Ashtabula, OH