bank run

  1. The concerted action of depositors who try to withdraw their money from a bank because they fear that the bank will fail.

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The best way to stop a bank run, it turns out, is to insure deposits.

Would a bank run spread across europe as depositors in the periphery started to seek safer havens?

The next question is whether this triggers a bank run, with foreign deposits fleeing the country.

The minute you undermine the insurance, or dilute it, a bank run might ensue.

Deposit insurance is the one way we know to stop a bank run.

Her arrival there created a measure of popular tumult only to be equalled by a bank run or a fire alarm.

What risk does the bank run if it allows him to have possession of the bill of lading indorsed in blank?

The colony coins its own money and possesses a bank run by the boys themselves, where the colonists can deposit their savings.


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