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Savings Association Insurance Fund (SAIF)

What is 'Savings Association Insurance Fund - SAIF'

A government insurance fund for savings and loans and thrift institutions in the United States that protects depositors from losses due to institutional failure. The Savings Association Insurance Fund was created in the aftermath of the savings and loan crisis in the 1980s, during which poor real estate investments shut down many of America's savings and loan institutions. The SAIF was to provide similar coverage as the FDIC did for bank accounts, and was run by the FDIC until 2006.




Explaining 'Savings Association Insurance Fund - SAIF'

The Savings Association Insurance Fund replaced the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, which became insolvent during the 1980s. The insurance fund was merged with another one of the FDIC's administered funds, the Bank Insurance Fund (BIF), after the passage of the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005.


Further Reading


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Merging the Bif and the Saif: Would a Merger Improve the Fund's Viablity?Merging the Bif and the Saif: Would a Merger Improve the Fund's Viablity?
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
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The Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996The Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996
heinonline.org [PDF]
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Playing with firrea, not getting burned: Statutory overview of the financial institutions reform, recovery and enforcement act of 1989Playing with firrea, not getting burned: Statutory overview of the financial institutions reform, recovery and enforcement act of 1989
heinonline.org [PDF]
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Bank Branching By Acquistions of Savings and Loan AssociationsBank Branching By Acquistions of Savings and Loan Associations
heinonline.org [PDF]
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Seeing the light: savings association conversions and federal regulatory realignmentSeeing the light: savings association conversions and federal regulatory realignment
heinonline.org [PDF]
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Q&A About Savings Association Insurance Fund (SAIF)


When was SAIF created?

The SAIF was created in the aftermath of the savings and loan crisis in the 198s, during which poor real estate investments shut down many of America's savings and loan institutions.

What is the Savings Association Insurance Fund?

The Savings Association Insurance Fund (SAIF) is a government insurance fund for savings and loans and thrift institutions in the United States that protects depositors from losses due to institutional failure.

How does SAIF protect deposits?

By providing deposit insurance up to $250,000 per depositor per institution insured by it.

Who runs SAIF?

The FDIC ran SAIF until 26.

What does SAIF provide similar coverage as?

The FDIC provided similar coverage as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation did for bank accounts.