Funds placed through CDARS are deposited only in FDIC-insured banks. Your financial institution acts as custodian for your CDARS deposits, and the subcustodian for CDARS deposits is The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon), the largest custodian in the world with $27.4 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and $1.5 trillion in assets under management.1
Unique to CDARS, you as a depositor can obtain a confirmation of records maintained by BNY Mellon as subcustodian in order to reconcile those records with the statements received from your financial institution. At any time, as often as desired, you as a depositor can obtain a certified statement from BNY Mellon that confirms the exact amount of your CDs, including principal balance and accrued interest, for each FDIC-insured institution that issues a CD through CDARS.
You can submit a request for the certified statement, along with BNY Mellon's processing fee, through your financial institution. BNY Mellon will send the certified statement directly to you or to another party, such as an auditor, designated by you.