November 25, 2015
Europe Proposes To Create A European FDIC
Posted by David Zaring

Creating a continent wide deposit insurance program is interesting because of its American antecedent.  The FDIC is one of two ways that America's entirely state-regulated banking system became, in essence, entirely federalized (the other one emerged through the Fed's oversight of bank holding companies).  Once you have an insurer on the hook for making your depositors whole if you disappear, you have an institution that is going to want to inspect your books and interview your executives.  And the EU commissioner who proposed it is British, one of the countries least enamored of the emerging EU agencies who are taking over from local banking regulators.  It is quite the rejection of federalism.

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