The plan to save the banks with your money

If you have money in a bank, then you are an unsecured creditor…you have loaned your money to the bank.

“Under the strategies currently being developed by the U.S. and the U.K., the resolution authority could intervene at the top of the group. Culpable senior management of the parent and operating businesses would be removed, and losses would be apportioned to shareholders and unsecured creditors. In all likelihood, shareholders would lose all value and unsecured creditors should thus expect that their claims would be written down to reflect any losses that shareholders did not cover. Under both the U.S. and U.K. approaches, legal safeguards ensure that creditors recover no less than they would under insolvency.”

http://www.fdic.gov/about/srac/2012/gsifi.pdf

About budbromley

Life sciences executive, retired
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