As a result, The July failures drained the FDIC Deposit Insurance fund by $1.3 billion bringing the year-to-date total to $18.9 billion, well above the $15.33 billion prepaid assessments for all of 2010.When will the takeovers cease or, at least, slow down?
Bank failures during “The Great Credit Crunch” began slowly as the FDIC only closed 25 banks during all of 2008. In 2009 the FDIC picked up the pace with 140 bank failures with a peak of 50 in the third quarter of 2009. So far in 2010 the FDIC closed 41 banks in the first quarter, another 45 in the second quarter, and so far 22 for the third quarter with two months to go.The common denominator for weakness at the failed banks seems to be a high percent of non-residential and non-farm mortgage loans. Construction and commercial loans did them in.
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