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FDIC Urges Institutions to Mitigate Cyber-Related Risk

FDIC Urges Institutions to Mitigate Cyber-Related Risk

A release issued Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance (FDIC) urged financial institutions to "actively utilize available resources to identify and help mitigate potential cyber-related risks." The timing of the release is particularly germane, considering the recently discovered Heartbleed bug which affects almost two-thirds of the web, as well as recent cyber-attacks on industry giant Ellie Mae.

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FDIC: Community Banks Remain Resilient Amid Industry Consolidation

FDIC: Community Banks Remain Resilient Amid Industry Consolidation

A new study conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) suggests that small bank's fears over increased regulations and consolidation are largely unfounded. The study, "The Continued Resiliency and Importance of Community Banks Amid Long-Term Industry Consolidation," comments that bank consolidation is largely restricted to very small and very large banks.

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Reports Project Positive Climate for Economic Growth

Reports Project Positive Climate for Economic Growth

Two reports issued by the Wells Fargo Economics Group both point towards a positive climate for economic growth, albeit for different reasons. The first report followed FDIC loan performance, noting cyclical improvement in loan performance and a trend favorable for credit quality. The second report commented on underwriting practices.

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Agencies Issue Final Stress Test Guidance for Medium-Sized Firms

Agencies Issue Final Stress Test Guidance for Medium-Sized Firms

In a joint release on Wednesday, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued final guidance describing supervisory expectations for stress tests. The tests will be conducted by medium-sized financial companies, "with total consolidated assets between $10 billion and $50 billion," according to the release.

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Fifth Bank of the Year Fails; First in Pennsylvania

Fifth Bank of the Year Fails; First in Pennsylvania

Vantage Point Bank of Horsham, Pennsylvania was closed Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was appointed as the receiver. The FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with First Choice Bank of Mercerville, New Jersey to assume all of the deposits of Vantage Point Bank.

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Virginia Bank Closed, Fourth Collapse of 2014

Virginia Bank Closed, Fourth Collapse of 2014

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced Friday in a press release the closing of Millennium Bank, National Association of Sterling, Virginia. The bank was closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which appointed the FDIC as the bank’s receiver.

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FDIC Marks Second Bank Collapse of 2014

FDIC Marks Second Bank Collapse of 2014

The Bank of Union in El Reno was forced to shutter its doors Friday by the Oklahoma State Banking Department, which appointed FDIC as receiver. To protect depositors, FDIC announced a purchase and assumption agreement with Oklahoma City’s BancFirst, which will assume all of the failed bank’s $328.8 million in deposits (as of Q3 2013) and $225.5 million of its assets. The collapse was the second one in the United States so far in 2014 and the first one in Oklahoma since June 2012.

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FDIC Marks 2014′s First Bank Failure

FDIC Marks 2014′s First Bank Failure

West Chicago's DuPage National Bank has the dubious honor of being the first FDIC-insured institution to close in 2014. To protect depositors, the agency has entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Republic Bank of Chicago, which has agreed to pay a premium of 1.20 percent to assume all of DuPage National's deposits (estimated at $59.6 million as of Q3 2013) and "essentially all" of its assets.

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FDIC Shutters Texas Bank

FDIC Shutters Texas Bank

With only weeks left before the end of 2013, the FDIC has added another mark to its tally of the year's bank failures. The OCC announced the closing of Texas Community Bank, N.A. on Friday, appointing the FDIC as receiver. It's the second FDIC-insured institution to close in the Lone Star State this year and the 24th nationwide.

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