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2010 annual report Highlights

FDIC by the Numbers

Insuring Deposits. Examining Institutions. Managing Receiverships. Educating Consumers.

In its unique role as deposit insurer of banks and savings associations, and in cooperation with the other state and federal regulatory agencies, the FDIC promotes the safety and soundness of the U.S. financial system and the insured depository institutions by identifying, monitoring, and addressing risks to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF).

The FDIC promotes public understanding and the development of sound public policy by providing timely and accurate financial and economic information and analyses. It minimizes disruptive effects from the failure of financial institutions. It assures fairness in the sale of financial products and the provision of financial services.

The FDIC’s long and continuing tradition of excellence in public service is supported and sustained by a highly skilled and diverse workforce that continuously monitors and responds rapidly and successfully to changes in the financial environment.

At the FDIC, we are working together to be the best.

  • 0 Insured Deposit Dollars Lost
  • $250,000 Deposit Insurance Limit
  • 7,657 Insured Depository Institutions
  • 157 Failed Banks Resolved
  • 27,372 Consumer Complaints and Inquiries Answered
  • 45,776 New Bank Accounts Opened through the Alliance for Economic Inclusion
  • 7 Languages for Money Smart Curriculum
  • 28 Banks Participating in the Small-Dollar Loan Pilot Program
  • 442,557 Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator User Sessions
  • 146,000 Deposit Insurance Coverage Inquiries Answered
  • 8,150 FDIC Full-Time-Equivalent Employees
  • 87 International Visits to the FDIC With Over 580 Visitors Representing 60 Countries
Last Updated 6/6/2011 communications@fdic.gov