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China's new deposit insurance is about systemic change

Apr 30, 2015
Making banks more careful... by reassuring them.
Posted In: China, insurance, Banks, risk, bank deposits, FDIC, deposit insurance
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Banks' 'living wills' aren't looking so good

Aug 5, 2014
Banks still don't have realistic plans for an "orderly failure."
Posted In: Banks, bankruptcy, Dodd-Frank law, financial reform, FDIC

Money mysteries solved

Jul 18, 2013
Explaining some terms, phrases and concepts about money you might hear everyday, but not fully understand.
Posted In: money mysteries, explainer, FDIC, piggy banks

Sheila Bair: Cyprus deposit tax unlawful, destabilizing

Mar 19, 2013
Sheila Bair, former chair of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, shares her views on the Cyrpriot bailout plan and whether such a levy could ever happen to U.S. depositors.
Posted In: cyprus, FDIC, Sheila Bair

Could the Cyprus deposit tax lead to a bank run?

Mar 19, 2013
Bank runs become a problem because banks don’t actually have a lot of money in the bank. Your deposit, to a bank, is a loan -- and most of that money gets lent out again.
Posted In: cyprus, FDIC, bank run

The top places to work in the federal government

Dec 13, 2012
NASA and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation among the best on the list.
Posted In: workplace, Jobs, NASA, FDIC

Former regulator Sheila Bair on the financial crisis

Sep 25, 2012
It may be too early to assign blame for Europe's economic crisis, but it is not too early to figure out what went wrong in this country back in 2008. Sheila Bair headed the FDIC back then, and is out with a new book this morning, in which she says she saw signs of trouble in subprime mortgages way back in 2006.
Posted In: FDIC, financial crisis, mortgage crisis

Why a bank run is bad

Jun 1, 2012
A bank run occurs when customers run down to the bank and demand their money back. So, why can't the bank just return the cash? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains using a human heart analogy.
Posted In: bank, Banks, Europe debt crisis, FDIC, Lehman Brothers, bank run

FDIC spells a good, sound sleep for savers

Apr 26, 2012
Seventeen banks have failed so far this year, but their customers can rest easy -- thanks to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Posted In: FDIC, Banks, small banks, failure, insurance

Bank failures down but not done

Jan 3, 2012
The number of bank failures in 2011 fell from the previous year, but banks are far from being out of the woods just yet.
Posted In: Banks, banking, FDIC, failure

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