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Economic Commentary

FDIC Policies for Dealing with Failed and Troubled Institutions

Bank failures reached a post- Depression high in 1986. One hundred thirty-eight banks, including one mutual savings bank, were closed by their primary regulator; an additional seven banks needed assistance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to prevent them from failing.

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Suggested Citation

Caliguire, Daria, and James B. Thomson. 1987. “FDIC Policies for Dealing with Failed and Troubled Institutions.” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary 10/1/1987.