Each quarter the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. requires every bank in the nation to submit detailed reports about its financial condition. This data is public. The Investigative Reporting Workshop downloads the data files from the FDIC website to extract several key variables of bank performance.
Latest Update: June 30, 2019
- Total banks
- Total deposits
- 11.5 trillion
- 8.4 trillion
- Total Assets
- 15.0 trillion
- Total troubled assets
- 65.3 billion
- Banks with TAR > 100
This is the number of banks reporting quarterly results to the FDIC. It has been steadily declining for decades as the industry is increasingly dominated by large institutions.
The amount of money consumers, businesses, and governments have in accounts in the bank.
Includes mortgages, loans to businesses, credit cards, and other types of lending. The Workshop uses “net loans,” which deducts “loan loss reserves” from total loans.
The value of everything the bank owns, including loans to consumers and investments in securities.
Includes loans 90 days or more past due, loans that are no longer accruing interest on the bank’s books, and property the bank has repossessed for nonpayment. The Workshop adjusts this amount to deduct loans that have full or partial government guarantees.
TAR is the Troubled Asset Ratio, as calculated by the Workshop. It is the amount of capital divided by the amount of troubled assets. Lower ratios indicate a stronger bank.
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