Yeah, hands off is really the future. We need less regulation and for gosh sakes, just leave business alone and let them do their thing. They’re professionals, you know.
The number of problem U.S. banks and thrifts jumped in the third quarter to 171, from 117 at the end of the prior quarter, marking the highest level since the end of 1995 and adding to expectations that more banks will fail, regulators said on Tuesday.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp said the industry-funded reserve to back deposits was $34.6 bln as of September 30, a 23.5 percent decrease from the previous quarter.
The FDIC also reported that bank industry income fell 94 percent from the previous year to $1.7 billion in the third quarter.