Repurchase Agreement

Under a Repurchase Agreement, demand account balances above a predetermined “peg” are automatically swept into a Repurchase (REPO) account and invested excess bank funds in the Overnight Fed Funds market. Customer investments are collateralized by US government/agency securities. Funds are transferred back to demand account to maintain the peg balance.

How it Works

  • A minimum required balance is established for the demand account to offset all or part of the cost of services.
  • Excess funds above this amount is automatically swept to a REPO investment account.
  • Interest is earned based on the targeted Fed Funds rate
  • REPO interest is credited to the checking account monthly.
  • Funds are automatically transferred back to the checking account to maintain the minimum balance

 

What You Need to Know

REPO Investments are collateralized backed by U.S. government/agency issued securities, but covered by FDIC insurance.