Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FDIC Seeks $45 Billion in Prepayments from Banks

by Bill McBride on 9/29/2009 11:03:00 AM

From the FDIC:

The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) that would require insured institutions to prepay their estimated quarterly risk-based assessments for the fourth quarter of 2009 and for all of 2010, 2011 and 2012. The FDIC estimates that the total prepaid assessments collected would be approximately $45 billion.
MarketWatch has more details: Fund to protect deposits has shrunk to low levels
Absent the prepaid premiums, the FDIC said that the agency's Deposit Insurance Fund ... would face a liquidity crunch early next year, and that it will be operating in the red by the end of this month.

The FDIC said that the prepayments would raise $45 billion for the fund. The board said it estimates that total bank failure losses could reach $100 billion by 2013.
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