Google Wallet makes insurance news with FDIC coverage

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The mobile payments solution from the search engine and tech giant now has government protection. Google Wallet, a smartphone based payment solution has now just become a little bit safer for customers in the United States who would like to ensure that their funds are secure, as there is now insurance news showing that government coverage will be protecting them. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will now be providing coverage to funds held in the mobile wallet. A report recently published by Yahoo Finance announced this insurance news, in…

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FDIC files lawsuit against large banks responsible for small bank closures

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Large banks accused of causing the failure of Illinois banks The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has filed lawsuits against several large banks this week after seizing control of two smaller banks in Illinois. These banks failed in May of 2009, but the FDIC only recently filed civil suits against the banks once its investigation into the matter came to a conclusion. The lawsuit names Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS and HSBC as defendant in the case. FDIC aims to recover…

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Federal regulators close banks in Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania, each putting a dent in the nation’s insurance fund

Federal regulators from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) seized banks in Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania late last week. The seizures mark the first bank failures of 2012, continuing an unfortunate trend that began with the economic recession of 2008. Hundreds of banks have fallen prey to closures during the economic crisis. Last year, 92 banks were shut down by the FDIC, markedly lower than the 157 closures seen in 2010. Regulators expect that the number of closures will be lower this year than it had been in previous years.…

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FDIC closes more banks – trend could lead to stricter legislations

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced the closing of three small banks this week, bringing this year’s total to 80 nationwide. Banks, both large and small, have been closing at a rapid pace, most unable to recover from the financial disaster wrought by the 2008 recession. In 2010, the agency shut down a total of 157 banks, costing billions of dollars in insured losses to the federal government. Officials say that the pace of bank closures has slowed for the time being, but that the economic pressure caused by…

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