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the concerted action of depositors who try to withdraw their money from a bank because they think it will fail

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This is good news, especially for large depositors and creditors who suffer during bank failures.
The series of bank failures has led several-- including Parliamentarians that have demanded an investigation--to wonder openly if past CBK officials such as former Governor Njuguna Ndung'u were to blame.
And finally, even a 20 percent capital requirement (much higher than proposed by prominent reformers) would not have prevented bank failures during the Great Recession; the losses at the 400 government-insured banks that failed between 2008 and 2011 averaged 24.
The Deposit Insurance Fund covers depositors up to EUR 50,000 in the event of a bank failure in Serbia .
The current onslaught of lawsuits corresponds with the 2010 peak in bank failures.
Cyprus was--unfortunately, to my mind--interpreted as the beginning of an unexpected regime change in how bank failures are dealt with in Europe.
Those two states account for almost a third of the bank failures since the beginning of 2008.
Fortunately, bank failures in New Zealand are rare.
Two of the failures were in Georgia, which has been "ground zero" for bank failures in the current cycle.
The collapse of the housing and equity markets and the ensuing recession has led to the largest number of bank failures since the Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Bank failures in the United States in 2011 illustrate the problems of small community banks, many of which are hard hit by the country's sluggish economy and their exposure to the troubled commercial real estate market.
In April, the FDIC closed 13 banks after three bank failures in March.
But Wilson and Fox found examples of undercut bank failures that had occurred in low-flow streams.
This number jumped to 140 bank failures in 2009 and to 139 only three-fourths of the way through 2010.