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Keeping Your Money Safe and Secure.

Gate City Bank is proud to be a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), a government organization that insures the deposits of all national and state banks up to $250,000 per depositor in eight separate account categories per bank.

You’ve likely heard it in commercials, spotted it on billboards, scanned it while walking through your bank’s front door and encountered it in countless other places. “Member FDIC” seems to be everywhere – but what does it mean? It’s actually great news for you!

Embracing a Strong Future With FDIC.

Gate City Bank is proud of – and thankful for – our longtime relationship with the FDIC, which goes back since 1935! Today, thanks to the FDIC and sound business practices, our customers can rest assured that deposits of up to $250,000 per depositor in eight separate account categories per bank are insured. Additionally, Gate City Bank remains a safe, strong and secure bank.

Since 1923, we’ve worked to establish ourselves as a bank our customers can depend on – and we’re committed to that role. We have incredibly healthy finances and are considered well-capitalized as our capital ratio significantly exceeds the required regulatory minimum level.

Additionally, being a mutual bank means we don’t answer to shareholders; instead, our focus is on helping our communities thrive. We’re mindful, thoughtful and take our time to make decisions that support our customers, communities and team members. After more than a century of better banking, we’re just getting started – For a Better Way of Life.®

About the FDIC.

Created in 1933 – in the midst of the Great Depression – the FDIC is an independent agency of the U.S. government that protects bank customers against the loss of their insured deposits in the event an FDIC-insured financial institution fails. Many different kinds of financial institutions, including those based solely online, offer FDIC insurance to deposit customers.

Simply put, FDIC insurance is a great safety net in case of rough economic times. It’s backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, factoring in the principal amount plus any interest accrued or due to the depositor. Fun fact: Since 1933, no depositor has lost a single cent of FDIC-insured deposits.

So, Who Qualifies?

FDIC insurance is automatically available for any deposit account opened at an FDIC-insured bank, up to the FDIC limits; there’s no need to apply for or purchase it. The premium is paid by participating banks, so you can have peace of mind knowing your money is safe and secure.

Pro Tip:

Check out this helpful insurance estimator tool to learn if your accounts are fully insured by the FDIC. You can also talk to a helpful bank representative.

What FDIC Insurance Covers.

Here are some of the products the FDIC insures:

  • Checking accounts

  • Savings accounts

  • Money market accounts

  • Negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts

  • Certificates of Deposit (CDs)

  • Cashier’s checks

  • Money orders

You’re in the Best Hands!

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Ranked #3 in the US by Forbes.

For the fourth consecutive year, we made Forbes’ list of World’s Best Banks, claiming the #3 spot in the U.S. for 2024!

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Awarded 5 Stars on the Best of Bauer List.

For the past 28 years, we’ve received a five-star rating from BauerFinancial, a trusted source for unbiased, independent star ratings for financial institutions.

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While we continue to be mindful about financial and economic uncertainties, Gate City Bank continues to hold solid with our financial footing.