Bank of the Eastern Shore, Cambridge, MD, Fails – Uninsured Depositors Out Of Luck As FDIC Fails To Find Buyer

Maryland state regulators closed the Bank of the Eastern Shore, Cambridge, MD and the FDIC was appointed as receiver.  As has happened on previous occasions, the FDIC was unable to find a buyer for the failed bank, leaving uninsured depositors at risk of loss on their savings. To protect insured depositors and wind down the […]

FDIC Warns Banks On Potential Losses By Depositors

The ultimate nightmare for a bank customer is to have uninsured funds in a failed bank.  Depositor losses at FDIC insured institutions occur more frequently than most people realize. Twice already in 2011, depositors at two failed banks have lost money on uninsured deposits.  When a bank fails, the FDIC as receiver, will typically find […]

9,500 Uninsured Depositors Of Failed Banks To Be Reimbursed

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law by President Obama on July 21, 2010, permanently increases the deposit insurance limit to a maximum of $250,000. Deposit insurance limits had previously been temporarily increased from $100,000 to $250,000 effective from October 3, 2008, through December 31, 2010.  The higher insurance coverage […]

FDIC Deposit Insurance Limits To Permanently Increase – Savers Finally Win One

June 17, 2010 – Lawmakers have agreed to make permanent the temporary increase on depositor insurance by the FDIC.   To avoid depositor panic during the height of the financial crisis in the fall of 2008, the government temporarily increased deposit insurance limit from $100,000 to $250,000.   The increased deposit insurance was due to expire on […]