Bank Run

In financial regulation, a bank run is the sudden withdrawal of deposits from a bank, which may result in the bank becoming insolvent.

Bank runs where a common occurrence in United States in the market crash of 1929 and during the 1930s. Regulation and federal policy deposit insurance entirely eliminated this phenomenon in subsequent decades.


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