One of the more popular topics at BobandScott.com is any post that discusses failed banks. The FDIC has a fairly orderly process for bringing in banks that are failing for one reason or another. Typical failures are due to reserve requirements not being met.
During this latest budget crunch, we heard that the government site data.gov might be shut down. We jumped over to take a look and noticed that there is a nice dataset for the failed banks since October, 2000. The data includes the failed bank along with the acquiring bank, and date of closure.
Failed bank list. Update February 12, 2012
Click on the image to download the 2011 failed bank list (CSV format)
2011 Failed Bank List (updated 04/14/2011)
Bank Name,City,State,CERT #,Acquiring Institution,Closing Date,Updated Date