Account Guarantee Programs
In October 2008, during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), European Union (EU) officials urged member states to raise their minimum deposit-insurance coverage to at least EUR 50,000 (USD 68,000) to promote confidence in banks. France did not need to increase its deposit-insurance cap to meet this target, as it already guaranteed EUR 70,000. The following year, EU officials passed a directive that required all member states to permanently increase their minimum deposit-insurance coverage to EUR 100,000 by December 31, 2010. French authorities complied with the EU’s directive on September 29, 2010. The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts (FGD), a private administrator, oversaw France’s deposit guarantee. Membership was mandatory for all deposit-taking institutions, and they paid risk-based fees to the FGD. The FGD covered most deposit types. As of February 2012, the FGD had not been activated in response to any bank failures.
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Journal of Financial Crises: Vol. 4
Iss. 2, 302-316.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal-of-financial-crises/vol4/iss2/9
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