Bank Failures by Year

Bank Failures by Year
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In 2017, eight FDIC insured banks failed. This was up from 5 in 2016.

The great recession / housing bust / financial crisis related failures are behind us.

The first graph shows the number of bank failures per year since the FDIC was founded in 1933.

FDIC Bank Failures Click on graph for larger image.

Typically about 7 banks fail per year, so the 8 failures in 2017 was close to normal.

Note: There were a large number of failures in the '80s and early '90s. Many of ....
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