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History of the FDIC

Last Updated:February 15, 2024

Celebration of the FDIC's 90th Anniversary


90 Years of the FDIC

Historical Timeline of U.S. Banking and Deposit Insurance

List of FDIC Chairmen

This is the list of those who served as Chairman (or Acting Chairman) since the FDIC's inception in 1933. Learn more.

Archive of Speeches and Testimony

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Histories of the FDIC

Other Historical Publications

Read historical studies of deposit insurance from the 1930s through the crises of the early 2000s.


Video History of the FDIC


Your Bank Has Failed: What Happens Next? - The FDIC was featured on CBS 60 Minutes on May 31, 2009, taking over a failed bank.