FDIC Sets Standards for Private-Equity Firms to Buy Shut Banks


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FDIC Sets Standards for Private-Equity Firms to Buy Shut Banks

By Alison Vekshin

August 26 (Bloomberg) — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. approved guidelines for private-equity firms to buy failed banks, opening a growing pool of failing lenders to new buyers and limiting costs to the agency and the industry.

The FDIC board approved the rules today at a meeting in Washington, agreeing to lower to 10 percent from the proposed 15 percent the Tier 1 capital ratio private-equity investors must maintain after buying a bank.


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