Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Citi Still Using FDIC TLGP

by Calculated Risk on 9/29/2009 07:26:00 PM

From Dow Jones: Citi Prices $5B Four-Part FDIC-Backed Deal-Source

Citigroup Inc. priced a $5 billion government-backed bond Tuesday, its second benchmark-sized bond offering this month under the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program ... Since November of last year, when the FDIC program was launched, Citi has issued $49.6 billion of these deals ...
If the TLGP is extended, Citi might be the only user.

Also, the FDIC earlier today announced a plan to "require insured institutions to prepay their estimated quarterly risk-based assessments" for the next three years. This plan would raise approximately $45 billion.

Bloomberg has a story on the costs: Bank of America, 3 Other Banks’ FDIC Fees May Top $10 Billion
Bank of America, the biggest U.S. lender by deposits, may owe $3.5 billion under the FDIC proposal for banks to prepay three years of premiums, based on the lowest assessment rate multiplied by the bank’s $900 billion in second-quarter U.S. deposits.
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U.S. bank premiums range from 12 cents per $100 in deposits for the safest lenders to 45 cents for banks the U.S. considers risky, said Chris Cole, senior regulatory counsel for the Independent Community Bankers of America.
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Based on the current assessment and each bank’s deposits, Wells Fargo & Co.’s fee may be $3.2 billion based on its $814 billion in deposits, JPMorgan Chase & Co. may pay $2.4 billion and Citigroup Inc. $1.2 billion.
Ouch.