Bank of America, Washington, DCInternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US banks with more than $50 billion in assets will help the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) cover its $16 billion bill for addressing recent US bank failures, a statement from the regulator said Thursday. A new “special assessment” fee of 0.125% would be applied to the uninsured deposits of banks in excess of $5 billion, based on the amount of uninsured deposits any particular bank held at the end of 2022, the FDIC said. “Banking organizations with total assets over $50 billion would pay more than 95 percent of the special assessment. No banking organizations with total assets under $5 billion would be subject to the special assessment,” the statement added. EconomyCalifornia Regulator Admits Underestimating Risk of SVB’s ‘Unusually’ Rapid Growth9 May, 02:03 GMTAccording to the structure of the proposed fee, affected banks would pay over eight quarters beginning in June 2024. But the schedule could also be adjusted as the estimated losses to the insurance fund change, the FDIC said. The extended timeline will minimize the impact on bank liquidity and is expected to have a negligible impact on capital, US media reports said. A spate of US banks have landed in trouble over the past two months after their customers abruptly withdrew their deposits, requiring either government intervention to prop them up or an outright sale to a stronger banking entity. AmericasNew US Financial Crisis Could be Worse than 2008 ‘Credit Crunch’4 May, 15:41 GMTLast week, San Francisco-based First Republic was acquired by JPMorgan Chase, the largest US banking group. Prior to that, Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank were rescued by the FDIC in March.