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Publications

As part of its mission to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system, the FDIC publishes studies, reports, and histories that shed light on bank practices, FDIC processes, and important FDIC history.

Crisis and Response: An FDIC History, 2008–2013

This study chronicles the FDIC’s response to two overlapping financial crises: the financial crisis of 2008–2009 and the banking crisis of 2008–2013. The history explains what occurred and shares lessons learned.

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Small Business Lending Survey

The FDIC surveyed approximately 1,200 banks to understand their small business lending practices. The survey findings detail many aspects of lending for both small and large banks and shed light on current bank consolidation trends.

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Managing the Crisis

This two-volume report examines the challenges faced by the FDIC and the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) in resolving troubled banks and thrifts during the financial crisis of the 1980s and early 1990s.

Read the Crisis Management Report
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