Capital Outflow from US Banks Hits A 40-Year Record High: Report

Capital Outflow from US Banks Hits A 40-Year Record High: Report

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported that more than $470 billion worth of capital has exited from the US banks in the first three months of the current year (January to March).

Banks in the United States saw total deposits decline by a record 2.5% in the first quarter of the year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported on Wednesday.

The outflow was the largest recorded by the FDIC since it started collecting such data in 1984.

US banks lost $472 billion in deposits during the January-March period, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of industry outflows. The decline was primarily from uninsured funds, the FDIC said, noting that insured deposits actually increased by $255.1 billion, or 2.5%, amid the failures of several regional banks, RT reported.

“The more lasting effects of the industry’s response to that stress may not become fully apparent until we’ve received the second-quarter results,” FDIC Chair Martin Gruenberg stated.

The report did not cover First Republic Bank, which collapsed on May 1, becoming the third US lender to fail this year.

The FDIC also said that the number of banks on its problem list had increased by four to 43, while assets held by banks on that list rose to $58 billion.

Gruenberg warned that the US banking sector continues to face other risks caused by inflation, rising rates, and economic pressure, particularly in areas such as commercial real estate.


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