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What Is a Bank Failure?

Dec. 28, 2019 |  Categories:  Bank Safety Rating  

A bank failure is the closing of a bank by a federal or state banking regulatory agency. Typically, a bank is closed when it becomes critically undercapitalized or is unable to meet its obligations to depositors and others.

The FDIC is then appointed receiver (by the regulatory agency of the …