Warren, Gorham & Lamont
In 1982, the nation's depository institutions continued to cope with a difficult economic environment. Although the high interest rates of the early part of the year began a slow decline in the fall, commercial banks and thrift institutions continued to face stiff competition from alternative investment instruments for the depositor's dollar. Savings banks and savings and loan associations continued to have trouble remaining solvent in a difficult time. In 1982 both the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) arranged a record number of mergers and acquisitions involving failing institutions.
Dennis S. Aronowitz & Robert Volk,
Developments in Banking Law 1982
Annual Review of Banking Law
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