Protect your funds

Mercury Vault protects your cash with up to $5M in FDIC insurance through our partner banks and sweep networks1 — and by prompting movement of funds above the FDIC-insured amount into Mercury Treasury.

How you can keep your funds safe with Mercury Vault

Access up to $5M in FDIC insurance for checking and savings1

Security beyond FDIC insurance with lower-risk mutual funds
Get real-time suggestions for protecting funds

Security beyond any FDIC insurance amount

Secure and scale your cash by investing in lower risk, highly liquid mutual funds — including a conservative Vanguard money market fund that is 99.5% invested in US government-backed securities.

Get up to $5M in FDIC insurance

Through our partner banks and their sweep networks1, your deposits are spread across a network of trusted banks without requiring you to open and manage separate bank accounts.

Proactively manage your risk

Automatically enabled on every Mercury account, Mercury Vault constantly monitors your cash to keep every dollar safe by suggesting actions to protect uninsured funds.

When you have questions, we have answers

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How do I get Mercury Vault?
All Mercury accounts have Vault enabled by default — you can access it by clicking into your Vault page. If you’re not a current Mercury customer, you can sign up for Mercury here.To see Vault’s suggestions for your account, click here. This includes suggestions like:
  1. Ensuring the FDIC insurance coverage on your checking and savings accounts up to $5M — 20x the standard per bank limit — through our partner banks and sweep networks1. This is enabled on every new Mercury account by default, and for existing users, Vault will prompt you to opt into the sweep networks if you haven’t already.
  2. Investing uninsured cash into a Mercury Treasury* money market fund, consisting of 99.5% investments in US government-backed securities, for additional safeguarding.
Where are my funds kept?
Mercury works with two FDIC-insured banks, Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust. You can locate your Mercury account’s banking provider by logging in and viewing the banking partner listed on your Mercury statements.Through each of our partner banks, Mercury customers get access to a sweep network of trusted banks. This sweep network provides up to $5M1 in FDIC insurance by automatically spreading your deposits across up to 20 different banks, without requiring you to open and manage separate bank accounts.Our Treasury* product is offered through an additional partner, Apex Clearing Corp, who is a FINRA-regulated broker-dealer. The mutual funds that you can invest in through Mercury Treasury are managed by Morgan Stanley and Vanguard.
Are my deposits FDIC-insured?
Mercury checking and savings deposits are FDIC-insured up to $5M1 through our partner banks and use of sweep networks. As a broader effort, we are working on expanding all coverage even further. You can learn more about FDIC insurance here.
What is a sweep network?
Sweep networks are a way for customer deposits to be spread across a network of banks. Sweep networks aren’t investment funds — accounts held across the network are treated similarly to money in a typical bank account.At Mercury, rather than holding deposits with a single banking partner, we give you the choice to opt in to our partner banks’ sweep programs, which then spreads your deposits across a network of established FDIC-insured program banks.For example, if the partner bank on your Mercury account is Evolve Bank & Trust and you’re opted into Evolve’s sweep program, less than 10% of your Mercury deposits are actually held at Evolve. Instead, the majority are held at across several other FDIC-insured banks in the sweep network. For a full list of banks within our partner banks’ sweep networks, you can review Evolve Documents and Choice Documents on our Legal page.
Is my Mercury Treasury account held in my name?
Your Mercury Treasury account is held in your name — and we’re able to do this through our partner, Apex Clearing Corp, a FINRA-regulated broker-dealer that has been in business for over 40 years. This means that every time a customer signs up for Mercury Treasury, we open an account in their name at Apex, which holds their funds in custody. A few other things to note about Apex:
  • They maintain a detailed record of each Treasury customer’s holdings and are prohibited from using any of these funds or securities for its own purposes — or from commingling them with its own customers’ holdings.
  • They are regulated by the SEC and FINRA.
  • They are regularly audited and must publish its financial statements to the public.
  • They are required to keep excess capital on hand to ensure customer deposits are protected.
We’ve worked with experienced regulatory counsel to set this up. Regardless of what happens to Mercury, any funds and securities held at Apex will remain safe and accessible.
How are money market funds secured?
With Mercury Vault, customers with cash over their FDIC insurance limit can protect those funds by moving them to Mercury Treasury’s Vanguard money market fund, which is 99.5% invested in US government-backed securities and held 100% in the customer’s name.Investments made in Mercury Treasury ensure that your money is protected beyond any FDIC insurance amount.Mercury Treasury accounts are held in an account in your name at our partner, Apex Clearing Corp, a FINRA-regulated broker-dealer. In the unlikely event that Mercury or its diversified network of partner banks suffers liquidity risk, your funds would be fully safeguarded at Apex. As a broker-dealer, Apex is prohibited from using customer funds or securities for its own purposes or even from commingling those funds/securities with its own. In the unlikely event that Apex were to fail, your funds would be safely transferred to another broker-dealer.
How does the sweep network increase insurance coverage on deposits?
Through our partner banks, Mercury customers get access to a sweep network of trusted, FDIC-regulated banks.This sweep network provides up to $5M1 in FDIC insurance by automatically spreading your deposits across up to 20 different banks, without requiring you to open and manage separate bank accounts.

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*Mercury Treasury, by Mercury Advisory, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor. Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training. SEC registration does not mean the SEC has approved of the services of the investment adviser.

Mercury Advisory, LLC (the “Firm”) is an investment management firm that offers a wrap fee program that allows small businesses to invest idle cash in relatively low-risk, short-term instruments. Please see the ADV Wrap Fee Brochure for further information regarding fees and conflicts.

The performance discussed herein is historic and reflects an investment for a limited period of time. It should not be assumed that future investors would experience returns, if any, comparable to those illustrated herein. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. Investment results will fluctuate. Returns are not guaranteed. All investments are subject to the risk of loss, including the loss of principal. No representation is being made that an investment account has, will, or is likely to achieve profits or losses equal to the profits or losses shown. Actual returns will vary greatly and depend on personal and market conditions. Before investing, consider your financial goals and the costs of using the program.

Furthermore, the information set forth has been obtained from sources that the Firm believes to be reliable; however, these sources cannot be guaranteed as to their accuracy or completeness. The information contained herein is not, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. The information has been prepared solely for the purpose of determining your level of interest in Mercury Treasury and to provide general background information on such algorithmic investment program.
This information contains certain “forward-looking statements,” which may be identified by the use of such words as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “planned,” “estimated,” “potential” and other similar terms.

Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, estimates with respect to financial condition, results of operations, and success or lack of success of the depicted investment strategy. All are subject to various factors, including, but not limited to general and local economic conditions, changing levels of competition within certain industries and markets, changes in interest rates, changes in legislation or regulation, and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting operations that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results.

Targeted returns (e.g., forward-looking statements of performance up to a stated return) reflects the returns that the Firm is seeking to achieve over a particular period of time. Projected returns reflect the Firm’s performance estimate – i.e., the returns that the Firm believes can be achieved using the advertised investment services. Target returns are presented to inform clients or potential clients about the Firm’s risk tolerances when managing the Mercury Treasury strategy and to provide information useful to a client or potential client when assessing how the Firm’s strategy fits within the investor’s overall portfolio. Target returns are not guarantees or promises of future return.

Mercury Treasury is not insured by the FDIC. Mercury Treasury are not deposits or other obligations of Choice Financial Group or Evolve Bank & Trust, and are not guaranteed by Choice Financial Group or Evolve Bank & Trust. Mercury Treasury products are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.
Mercury is a fintech company, not an FDIC-insured bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust ®️; Members FDIC. Deposit insurance covers the failure of an insured bank.

Footnotes

  1. Deposits in Mercury checking and savings accounts are held by our partner banks, Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust®; Members FDIC. Certain conditions must be satisfied for pass-through insurance to apply. Learn more here.