Bank Liquidation

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    Bank Liquidation 101

    Liquidity challenges in financial institutions must be identified and resolved quickly and efficiently to avoid irreparable insolvency. To maintain confidence in the financial system, it is necessary to address non-compliance with bank regulations and other institutional shortcomings, and then urge for improvement. Financial regulators have a fundamental duty to protect the financial system. As such, their early intervention in times of financial distress is critical to avoid economic disruption and a decline in public confidence.

    Financial regulators possess a wide range of resolution tools to assist financial institutions in distress. In this regard, their goal is to protect the critical functions of the bank, preserve its value, and limit risk to direct stakeholders and society at large. By doing so, the primary objective of continuing the bank activities after reforms are implemented is achieved. However, some financial institutions in distress are not suitable for reorganization, recapitalization, separation, or sale. These institutions will be liquidated and dissolved.

    Recovery and resolution planning for financial institutions in distress is divided into several stages. These stages distinguish the severity of the situation and provide custom solutions. During statutory administration credible recovery options with a focus on recoverability are identified. The next stage provides, when necessary, deposit insurance to protect individual bank deposits up to the insured level. Bank liquidation is the last resort when all other resolution options failed.

    Bank account holders and other creditors often feel wronged by bank closures. This undesirable situation however should not impact savings access. To resolve the matter quickly, it is imperative to follow the recovery and resolution process whilst complying with the reimbursement requirements for each stage separately. To improve their position, bank account holders and other creditors may also take legal action. An action of this nature must demonstrate that there is a strong causal link between a wrongful act and the actual damage that was sustained by the creditor.

    The theoretical nature of public resolution frameworks leads to several practical challenges for creditors. Among these challenges are the limited flexibility for individual creditors, inconvenient administrative procedures, and time constraints. It is further exacerbated by a lack of procedural clarity and uncertainty regarding the amount, timeframe, and sequence of creditor repayment. This is where Legal Floris LLC steps in. We provide clarity, focus on all stages of recovery, and ensure that our clients know when, where and how claims must be filed. By doing so, we can secure maximum repayment.


    Financial regulators can manage progressively deteriorating capital or liquidity positions, eliminate misconduct, and enforce behavioral change through early intervention.

    Public bodies must act within the powers given to them by parliament. A number of these powers are outlined in Acts, Bills, or Regulations. Among the mandates of a bank supervisor is the possibility of replacing bank management with a statutory administrator during times of financial crisis. In addition to maintaining financial stability and public confidence, statutory administration seeks to avoid unnecessary destruction of value whilst protecting depositors and public funds.

    There are a number of tools available to the statutory administrator for managing the affairs of the troubled bank. These tools include asset separation, the establishment of a bridge institution, and the sale of the business. Despite the fact that bank activities are frequently frozen and payments are suspended under statutory administration, creditors may still have limited access to their account and withdrawal capacity.

    Deposit Insurance

    Banks are deposit-taking credit institutions that provide credit to borrowers and liquidity to depositors. This process is not entirely risk-free. Loan defaults are borne by banks and indirectly by their customers. Aside from a variety of risk management strategies and capital requirements, deposit protection safeguards account balances up to the insured amount.

    Deposit guarantee schemes protect individual bank deposits and contribute to financial stability. In spite of the fact that most of these schemes have similar characteristics, they are formalized by local authorities, and, therefore, small differences apply. Generally, these schemes are designed to provide liquidity to retail depositors and small business owners in the event that all deposits in a bank become unavailable. Many of the schemes prohibit double protection and exclude financial institutions, holding companies, and other professional market players from coverage.

    The procedure for filing a DGS claim is straightforward, but rejections occur. We therefore help you build your case, file your claim and make sure you get paid.

    Bank Liquidation

    Bank liquidation is a last resort that allows an insolvent or obscure financial institution to exit the market orderly. Bank liquidation seeks to protect financial stability without taxpayer input. As a result, shareholders and creditors participate in the losses.

    If a bank fails, its license may be suspended. The next step is to dissolve the organization. An independent liquidator is appointed to sell or liquidate the assets of the bank, and to reimburse creditors in accordance with the applicable creditor or insolvency hierarchy. The liquidator has a duty towards the company and may bring action against unauthorized and illegal transactions and debtors of the company.

    Financial institutions often hold assets abroad, through intermediaries or the correspondent banking system. Many of these assets have a long-term horizon and lose value upon liquidation prior to the expiration of the contract. The liquidation process begins with creditors submitting proof of debt, but it remains difficult to collect and realize all the assets of a failed bank and maintain their value.

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