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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent U.S. government agency that provides deposit insurance to depositors in the event that an insured bank or savings institution fails. The FDIC was created in 1933 in response to the thousands of bank failures that occurred in the 1920s and early 1930s. Its goal is to promote stability and public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at banks and savings institutions up to $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, for each account ownership category. This means that if an FDIC-insured bank fails, depositors are protected up to $250,000. The FDIC also has the authority to take over failed banks and sell their assets to other financial institutions, in order to protect depositors and minimize disruption to the banking system.

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If a bank fails financially, it insures that people that had money in the bank do not lose their money.

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