On December 10, 2008, the FDIC published preliminary lists of financial institutions that have elected to opt-out of either the Debt or Transaction Account Guarantees under the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program. As noted by the FDIC, the decision to opt-out should not be read as a signal, either positive or negative, about the financial health of the entity. The FDIC recommends that depositors and investors with questions ask the entities on either of these lists for a further explanation concerning the entity’s decision to opt-out of the TLGP.
As of December 12, 2008, 863 banks elected to opt-out of the Transaction Account Guarantee, while 3,116 entities (which includes affiliated bank holding companies) elected to opt-out of the Debt Guarantee. Looking specifically at Georgia, 16 banks elected to opt-out of the Transaction Account Guarantee, while 54 entities elected to opt-out of the Debt Guarantee.