Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

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2009 Annual Report

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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 by:

  • insuring deposits,
  • examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection, and
  • managing receiverships.

The FDIC is a recognized leader in promoting sound public policies; addressing risks in the nation’s financial system; and carrying out its insurance, supervisory, consumer protection, and receivership management responsibilities.

The FDIC and its employees have a tradition of distinguished public service. Six core values guide us in accomplishing our mission:

  • Integrity
    We adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards.

  • Competence
    We are a highly skilled, dedicated, and diverse workforce that is empowered to achieve outstanding results.

  • Teamwork
    We communicate and collaborate effectively with one another and with other regulatory agencies.

  • Effectiveness
    We respond quickly and successfully to risks in insured depository institutions and the financial system.

  • Accountability
    We are accountable to each other and to our stakeholders to operate in a financially responsible and operationally effective manner.

  • Fairness
    We respect individual viewpoints and treat one another and our stakeholders with impartiality, dignity, and trust.



Last Updated 07/16/2010 communications@fdic.gov