Congressional negotiators working out difference between the House and Senate financial reform bills are hammering out compromises right and left. One would permanently (and retroactively to January 2008) move from $100,000 to $250,000 the deposit insurance on individual bank accounts. Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law and a former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors, doesn’t think the raised limit is a good idea.
“Permanently raising the federal deposit insurance ceiling from $100,000 to $250,000 when the Federal Deposit Insurance Fund is over $20 billion in the red is irresponsible. By raising taxpayer-funded deposit insurance coverage … it seems the [banking] lobbyists’ messages are getting through loud and clear.”
Contact Cornelius Hurley, 617-353-5427, firstname.lastname@example.org