200 US banks are under risk: Study
In "Monetary Tightening and U.S. Bank Fragility in 2023", researchers contended that "there are 186 banks with a negative insured deposit coverage ratio”.
According to recent studies, nearly 200 American banks may have financial complications that have not yet been revealed, suggesting that the banking crisis discovered a week ago in the largest economy in the world may be more severe than initially assessed to be.
In Monetary Tightening and U.S. Bank Fragility in 2023, researchers contended that "there are 186 banks with a negative insured deposit coverage ratio”.
“Our calculations suggest these banks are certainly at a potential risk of a run, absent other government intervention or recapitalization.” the researchers explain.
The study published last week showed that the banks with troubled balanced sheets had exposure to $300 billion worth of insured deposits.
“The losses to the deposit insurance fund would total approximately $10 billion,” the study reads. “If the FDIC shut these banks following a run, there would be no funds left for the remaining uninsured depositors. In other words, the decision [by depositors] to run would have been a rational one.”
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