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About the FDIC

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system. The FDIC insures deposits; examines and supervises financial institutions for safety, soundness, and consumer protection; makes large and complex financial institutions resolvable; and manages receiverships.

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Quarterly Net Income

The banking industry reported quarterly net income of $63.9 billion in the fourth quarter, an increase of $4.4 billion (7.4 percent) from a year ago.

4,839 FDIC Insured Banks as of the fourth quarter 2021

Number of Insured Banks

For the 4,839 commercial banks and savings institutions, aggregate, annual net income totaled $279.1 billion, an increase of $132.0 billion (89.7%) from a year ago.

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DIF Funding

The Deposit Insurance Fund balance was $123.1 billion on December 31, up $1.2 billion from the end of last quarter.

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Community Bank Growth

Community banks reported quarterly net income of $7.8 billion, an increase of 7.1% from a year ago.

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DIF Reserve Ratio

The reserve ratio – the amount in the DIF relative to insured deposits – remained at 1.27% for the quarter. A Fund Resolution Plan adopted in September 2020.

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Number of “Problem Banks”

The number of banks on the FDIC’s “Problem Bank List” declined to 44 during the quarter.