Deposit Insurance : Obtaining the Benefits and Avoiding the Pitfalls

Author/Editor:

G. G. Garcia

Publication Date:

August 1, 1996

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Summary:

The paper contrasts deposit protection with other forms of insurance, examines why goods and services of all kinds receive warranties and guarantees, and explores the particular characteristics of deposits and banks that merit deposit insurance. It examines a variety of reasons why countries choose to adopt systems of deposit insurance, the pitfalls that can arise from poorly designed schemes, and the features of a scheme that successfully avoids these pitfalls.

Series:

Working Paper No. 96/83

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 1996

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451850499/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0831996

Format:

Paper

Pages:

64

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