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The FDIC, which insures some $2.7 trillion deposited in about 10,900 banks and savings and loans nationwide, also is responsible for liquidating financial institutions after they fail.

In 1995, federal studies show only one half of one percent (.5%) of counterfeit bills passed were made with inkjet printers. To date in 1998, 43% of seized counterfeit currency was made with a PC and an inkjet printer.

Fingerprints can now be sent electronically from the crime scene to the laboratory for experts to use to identify a robbery suspect. Further analysis of the actual print can now also detect cholesterol (indicating drug use) and nicotine.

27% of U.S. households owned mutual funds in 1992. In 1997, 37.4% did, according to the Investment Company Institute in Washington.

In the second week of July, 1998, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America reported mortgage applications had decreased 1.7% from the previous week. During the same week in 1997, mortgage applications had increased 56.2% over the previous week.

Security Officers in the United States have almost four times more buildings, offices and facilities in their sphere of responsibility than their counterparts in the rest of the world, according to a study done by Security Technology & Design magazine.

33% of big retail banks, including all of the 15 largest, now offer electronic banking. Jupiter Communications, a research firm, says that in 1995 less than a million consumers did their banking online. By the end of 1998, 7.5 million customers are expected to do their banking that way.

Copyright © 1998 Bankers' Hotline. Originally appeared in Bankers' Hotline, Vol. 8, No. 8, 7/98

First published on 07/01/1998

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