Deposit Insurance : A Survey of Actual and Best Practices

Author/Editor:

G. G. Garcia

Publication Date:

April 1, 1999

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper surveys the characteristics of explicit systems of deposit insurance in 68 countries. It compares these actual practices with a set of best practices that has been adopted by IMF staff for their advice to member countries. These best practices seek to establish a system of deposit insurance that provides incentives for all parties—whether they are directly or indirectly affected by the guarantee—to keep the financial system sound. The paper discerns some convergence toward best practices in recent years, but notes several areas where improvements in the incentive structure are still necessary.

Series:

Working Paper No. 99/54

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 1999

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451847499/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0541999

Format:

Paper

Pages:

49

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