Correction: Corrects amount of 2017 budget
FDIC Board Approves 2017 Operating Budget, Down 46 Percent from Peak in 2010
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2016
"This is the seventh consecutive reduction in the FDIC’s annual operating budget," FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg said. "These reductions are made possible by continuing steady improvement in the health of the U.S. banking industry. The FDIC remains focused on fulfilling its mission while prudently managing costs."
Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's banks and savings associations, 5,980 as of September 30, 2016. It promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars—insured financial institutions fund its operations.