Among the significant activities and accomplishments
reported in this edition of the FDIC's Letter to Stakeholders
are the following:
- FDIC-insured commercial banks and savings institutions reported net income of $5.0 billion in the second quarter of 2008, a decline of $31.8 billion (86.5 percent) from the $36.8 billion the industry earned in the second quarter of 2007.
- The Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) balance decreased by 14 percent ($7.6 billion) to $45.2 billion during the second quarter of 2008.
- The FDIC is conducting, along with the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the first national household survey to collect data on the number and demographic characteristics of unbanked and underbanked households.
- The FDIC published Guidance for Managing Third- Party Risk, which identifies sound practices in connection with third-party relationships.
- The Summer 2008 issue of Supervisory Insights highlights the need for greater transparency in the structured finance market, the risks and fallout associated with the growth in nontraditional mortgage products, and the inappropriate use of interest reserves.
Your feedback to the Letter to Stakeholders is encouraged, as are suggestions for improvement.
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Chief Executive Officer
FDIC Key Indices
Letter to Stakeholders
Senior Accountant Karen Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (703) 562-6188.
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