The banking industry was one of the biggest to collapse following the financial crisis. Bank failures skyrocketed, with fresh data showing failures peaked last year and have begun to fall, though clearly tough times are still ahead. The state of Georgia earns bragging rights for the most bank failures in the past couple of years, but the failure of Washington Mutual in Washington state dwarfs all others in terms of asset size. Interestingly, very few banks in the Northeast failed at all—perhaps something the industry should look into.
Click a circle in the map to see details about the bank failures in that state.
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