Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 3:28 PM
Nearly four years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and a number of other large financial institutions, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is announcing its plan for what will happen the next time a too-big-to-fail bank goes kaput.
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1. Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6:22 PM
Shorebreak: I find your post appropo since I just heard over the nightly news that Chase Bank announced it has a 2 Billion Dollar Trading Loss. Since we are Chase customers, I do hope this will not have any impact on our accounts with them. It proves no bank is "too big to fail" but I hope Chase can find a way to keep from failing!
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2. Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6:45 PM
Paoli2, I wouldn't worry about Chase failing. They have more than enough capital to absorb this loss. I would be more worried about the govt overreacting and imposing more regulations on banks, which might prevent them from offering acceptable deposit rates to consumers. I would advocate breaking up Chase and the other mega banks, so no one bank has a dominant share of the market.
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