Many more banks are slated to fail in the coming months because of defaults on real estate loans. It will not be easy to find private equity buyers as many are reluctant to take on the losses of these failed banks.
Out of the seventy-seven banks that have been closed, sixty-nine buyers have been found. The danger of exhausting the FDIC’s fund has caused Walter Buffet to comment on the need for the U.S. to cut back on the amounts of money it has been pumping into the economy to rescue it from economic disaster.
The U.S. spent $180.7 billion in July 2009, the most it has ever spent in one month in U.S. history. If the FDIC’s funding is exhausted, the U.S. will go to taxpayers to finance the FDIC’s loan sales and short-term obligations.
In view of France’s experience in establishing a bank and making John Law the owner, the U.S. must be mindful of not repeating France’s history and putting unscrupulous individuals in charge of these banks.