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Editor: William Byrnes
Texas A&M University
School of Law

Friday, January 16, 2015

Want to Buy a Bank? FDIC Launches Web Page to Market Failing Financial Institutions

640px-FdicLogoThe Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently launched a Failing Bank Acquisitions Web page.  This Web page will allow institutions to better understand how the FDIC markets failing financial institutions.  It applies to FDIC-insured financial institutions of any size that may be interested in acquiring a failing institution from the FDIC.


  • To support the FDIC's continued mission of maintaining financial system stability and public confidence while transparently resolving failing financial institutions in an orderly manner, the FDIC launched a Web page that explains how failing financial institutions are marketed.
  • The primary goal of the Web page is to educate bankers about key components associated with the process of acquiring a failing financial institution, including regulatory qualification guidance, performing due diligence, and general transaction terms.
  • The Web page will allow FDIC-insured institutions interested in receiving information about acquisition opportunities to designate a point of contact (POC) or update a current POC. 
  • The Web page also provides an opportunity for FDIC-insured institutions to update their bidder profile by communicating state and/or asset size preferences.
  • The Failing Bank Acquisitions Web page may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at

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