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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

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

2014 Annual Report

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III. Financial Highlights

In its role as deposit insurer of financial institutions, the FDIC promotes the safety and soundness of insured depository institutions (IDIs).  The following financial highlights address the performance of the deposit insurance funds.


The FDIC administers the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) and the FSLIC Resolution Fund (FRF), which fulfills the obligations of the former Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC) and the former Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC).  The following summarizes the condition of the DIF.  (See the accompanying graphs on FDIC-Insured Deposits and Insurance Fund Reserve Ratios on the following page.)

For 2014, the DIF’s comprehensive income totaled $15.6 billion compared to comprehensive income of $14.2 billion during 2013.  This $1.4 billion year-over-year increase was primarily due to a $2.6 billion decrease in provision for insurance losses, partially offset by a $1.0 billion decrease in assessment revenue.

Assessment revenue was $8.7 billion for 2014.  The decrease of $1.0 billion, from $9.7 billion in 2013, was primarily due to lower risk-based assessment rates resulting from continued improvements in banks’ CAMELS ratings and financial condition. 

The provision for insurance losses was negative $8.3 billion for 2014, compared to negative $5.7 billion for 2013.  The negative provision for 2014 primarily resulted from a decrease of $9.1 billion in the estimated losses for institutions that failed in current and prior years, partially offset by an increase of $850 million in the contingent liability for anticipated failures due to the deterioration in the financial condition of certain troubled institutions. 

The $9.1 billion reduction in the estimated losses from failures was primarily attributable to (1) unanticipated recoveries of $1.8 billion in litigation settlements, professional liability claims, and tax refunds by the receiverships and (2) a $6.7 billion decrease in the receiverships’ shared-loss liability that resulted from decreases in covered asset balances, lower future loss rate estimates, and unanticipated recoveries on shared-loss agreement losses.  Covered asset balances decreased by $23.6 billion during 2014 with lower than anticipated losses.  These lower than anticipated losses were due to loan amortizations and pay-downs, resulting from the improvement in the condition of real estate markets where shared-loss assets are concentrated, and the expiration of 83 commercial asset shared-loss coverage agreements in 2014, thereby ending the loss claim period.  The reduction in future loss rate estimates resulted from the general improvement in the real estate markets and the composition of the remaining covered asset portfolios, which primarily consist of performing single family assets.  These assets have historically experienced significantly lower losses than commercial assets.  Finally, unanticipated recoveries of approximately $958 million on previous shared-loss claims, which are not estimated due to their uncertainty, were received by the receiverships during 2014.

The DIF’s interest revenue on U.S. Treasury investments for 2014 was $282 million compared to interest revenue of $103 million in 2013.  This $179 million year-over-year increase reflects not only a larger investment portfolio balance, but also new, higher-yielding investments.  The DIF’s cash and U.S. Treasury investment portfolio balance was $51.7 billion at year-end 2014, an increase of $9.7 billion from the year-end 2013 balance of $42.0 billion that was primarily due to assessment collections of $8.9 billion and recoveries from resolutions of $4.1 billion, less disbursements for resolutions of $1.9 billion and cash operating expenses of $1.6 billion.


Bar Chart for Estimated DIF Insured Deposits

SOURCE: Commercial Bank Call and Thrift Financial Reports

Note: Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2010 through the fourth quarter of 2012, estimated insured deposits include the entire balance of noninterest-bearing transaction accounts.


Bar Chart of Deposit Insurance Fund Reserve Ratios

Dollars in Millions
  For the years ended December 31
2014   2013   2012  
Financial Results
Revenue $8,965 $10,459 $18,522
Operating Expenses 1,664 1,609 1,778
Insurance and Other Expenses (includes provision for loss) (8,299) (5,655) (4,377)
Net Income 15,600 14,505 21,121
Comprehensive Income 15,589 14,233 21,131
Insurance Fund Balance $62,780 $47,191 $32,958
Fund as a Percentage of Insured Deposits (reserve ratio) 1.01% 0.79% 0.44%
Selected Statistics
Total DIF-Member Institutions1 6,509 6,812 7,183
Problem Institutions 291 467 651
Total Assets of Problem Institutions $86,712 $152,687 $232,701
Institution Failures 18 24 51
Total Assets of Failed Institutions in Year2 $2,914 $6,044 $11,617
Number of Active Failed Institution Receiverships 481 479 463



1 Commercial banks and savings institutions. Does not include U.S. insured branches of foreign banks.

2 Total Assets data are based upon the last Call Report filed by the institution prior to failure.


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