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FDIC Banking Review

2003 Volume 15, No. 4

Options for Pricing Federal Deposit Insurance | HTML
by Eric P. Bloecher, Gary A. Seale, and Robert D. Vilim

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has been exploring several options for reforming the risk-based deposit insurance system by more effectively differentiating risk among insured institutions. Each option involves trade-offs among a number of desirable attributes, since no one option possesses all of the attributes to the highest degree. This article describes the options under consideration and examines the trade-offs among them.

Evaluating the Vulnerability of Banks and Thrifts to a Real Estate Crisis | HTML
by Charles Collier, Sean Forbush, and Daniel A. Nuxoll

As part of its extensive off-site monitoring efforts, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has evaluated banks’ and thrifts’ vulnerability to a real estate crisis similar to the crisis that occurred in New England in the early 1990s. This article discusses the resulting Real Estate Stress Test (REST) and current trends in REST ratings. That model indicates that a very large number of banks and thrifts in the West and the Southeast are heavily concentrated in commercial real estate.

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Chairman Donald E. Powell

Director, Division of Insurance and Research Arthur J. Murton

Deputy Director Fred Carns

Executive Editor George Hanc

Managing Editors Jack Reidhill, Diane Ellis

Editorial Committee Christine E. Blair, Valentine V. Craig, Rose M. Kushmeider

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