IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Restoring banking's safety net: deposit insurance's steeper cost


  • Kory A. Killgo


A recession now in its 21st month has presented tremendous challenges to the deposit insurance system. Actual and expected bank failures have left the Deposit Insurance Fund below its mandated level. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has responded by raising the premiums banks pay. Premiums will rise for banks in the Dallas-based Eleventh Federal Reserve District--but not by as much as they will for banks in the rest of the country. This additional cost is an important consideration because every dollar spent on insurance is a dollar that can't be lent or otherwise invested.

Suggested Citation

  • Kory A. Killgo, 2009. "Restoring banking's safety net: deposit insurance's steeper cost," Southwest Economy, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, issue Q3, pages 16-19.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:feddse:y:2009:i:q3:p:16-19:n:3

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:fip:feddse:y:2009:i:q3:p:16-19:n:3. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Amy Chapman). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.