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Transitioning from Blanket to Limited Deposit Guarantees: Thailand Policy Considerations


  • David Walker
  • Pongsak Hoontrakul


In the context of Thailand's unique banking system structure - highly concentrated in both banks and large depositors - the paper proposes an innovative two-tier hybrid DIS model. A publicly administered compulsory system would provide protection for low coverage level bank deposits similar to the approach adopted by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC); and a private/public system similar to that used in Germany would provide additional protection for high coverage level bank deposits on voluntary basis. The paper also offers some rule-based check lists, policy recommendations and implications.

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  • David Walker & Pongsak Hoontrakul, 2001. "Transitioning from Blanket to Limited Deposit Guarantees: Thailand Policy Considerations," Occasional Papers, South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre, number occ32, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sea:opaper:occ32

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    1. Reza Vaez-Zadeh & Danyang Xie & Edda Zoli, 2002. "MODIS: A Market-Oriented Deposit Insurance Scheme," Finance 0212001, EconWPA.

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