Monday, July 13, 2009

US Bank Closings

2007 - 3
2008 - 25 (more than in the previous five years combined)
2009 - 53, and counting. It's only July.

The FDIC’s list of “troubled banks” stood at 305 at the end of the first quarter, the latest data available. By the end of 2008, the agency expected bank failures to cost its insurance fund around $65 billion through 2013, up from an earlier estimate of $40 billion. However, its problems have grown continually worse.

The FDIC has $53 billion to cover $4.4 trillion in deposits. Does that make you feel insured?

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