Bailout

colloquial term for giving financial support to a company or country which faces serious financial difficulty

A bailout is when financial help is given to a corporation or country which is close to failure or bankruptcy.

Notable bailoutsEdit

Date Entity Liquidity Provider Assets
(US $ billion)
14-09-07  Northern Rock  Government of the United Kingdom 101.000
08-10-07  ABN AMRO  Royal Bank of Scotland 1025.200
23-01-08  West LB  Bundestag Federal Parliament 287.400
13-02-08  IKB  Bundestag Federal Parliament 50.200
01-04-08  Bear Stearns  JP Morgan 395.300
01-07-08  Countrywide  Bank of America 199.900
11-07-08  Indy Mac  United States Federal Government 32.700
14-07-08  Alliance & Leicester  Santander 71.100
24-08-08  Roskilde Bank  Danmarks Nationalbank 168.000
31-08-08  Dresdner Bank  Commerzbank 500.200
06-09-08  Fannie Mae  United States Federal Government 882.500
06-09-08  Freddie Mac  United States Federal Government 794.300
15-09-08  Lehman Brothers  Barclays Nomura 691.000
16-09-08  AIG  United States Federal Government 1060.500
16-09-08  Merrill Lynch  Bank of America 1,020.000
18-09-08  HBOS  Lloyds TSB 603.600
26-09-08  Washington Mutual  JP Morgan 328.000
28-09-08  Bradford & Bingley  Santander 51.900
28-09-08  Fortis  BNP Paribas 571.100
29-09-08  Abbey National  Santander 271.800
29-09-08  Glitnir  State Council of Iceland 24.300
30-09-08  Dexia  Federal Government of Belgium 604.500
03-10-08  Wachovia  Wells Fargo 782.800
07-10-08  Landsbanki  State Council of Iceland 85.900
09-10-08  Kaupthing  State Council of Iceland 53.700
13-10-08  Lloyds TSB  Government of the United Kingdom 353.300
13-10-08  Royal Bank of Scotland  Government of the United Kingdom 1900.500
14-10-08  Bank of America  United States Federal Government 1715.700
14-10-08  Bank of New York Mellon  United States Federal Government 1121.000
14-10-08  Citigroup  United States Federal Government 2187.600
14-10-08  Goldman Sachs  United States Federal Government 1119.700
14-10-08  JP Morgan  United States Federal Government 1562.100
14-10-08  Morgan Stanley  United States Federal Government 1045.400
14-10-08  State Street  United States Federal Government 1979.000
14-10-08  Wells Fargo  United States Federal Government 575.400
16-10-08  UBS  Swiss Federal Council 2277.100
20-10-08  ING  De Nederlandsche Bank 994.100
24-10-08  PNC  United States Federal Government 101.800
26-10-08  Carnegie Investment Bank  Sveriges Riksbank 297.100
30-10-08  Erste  Oesterreichische Nationalbank 235.900
03-11-08  Banco Portugues de Negocios (BPN)  Government of Portugal 97.000
03-11-08  Commerzbank  Bundestag Federal Parliament 616.400
03-11-08  Kommunalbank  Oesterreichische Nationalbank 42.800
17-11-08  BB&T  United States Federal Government 121.300
17-11-08  Capital One  United States Federal Government 150.000
17-11-08  Regions  United States Federal Government 143.300
17-11-08  Suntrust  United States Federal Government 182.200
17-11-08  US Bancorp  United States Federal Government 219.200
10-12-08  SNS Reaal  Council of Ministers 104.500
11-12-08  KBC  Federal Government of Belgium 561.200
15-12-08  Sachsen LB  Bundestag Federal Parliament 68.000
19-12-08  Landesbank Bayern  Landtag of Bavaria 546.600
21-12-08  Allied Irish Bank  Government of Ireland 178.000
21-12-08  Anglo Irish Bank  Government of Ireland 96.600
21-12-08  Bank of Ireland  Government of Ireland 188.800
23-12-08  American Express  United States Federal Government 128.000
29-12-08  Hypo Alpe Adria Bank  Oesterreichische Nationalbank 40.600
31-12-08  Fifth Third  United States Federal Government 100.600
21-01-09  Alpha Bank  Government of Greece 69.000
21-01-09  Eurobank  Government of Greece 82.200
21-01-09  National Bank of Greece  Government of Greece 101.800
21-01-09  Piraeus Bank  Government of Greece 54.800
30-01-09  Zentralbank  Oesterreichische Nationalbank 62.800
07-02-09  Nordea  Sveriges Riksbank 456.300
15-02-09  Aareal Bank  Deutsche Bundesbank 60.300
28-03-09  Caja Castilla la Mancha  Bank of Spain 26.800
28-03-09  Hypo Group (Eurohypo, HVB, Hypo Real Estate)  Unicredit 398.200
07-04-09  Oesterreichische Volksbanken  Oesterreichische Nationalbank 107.400
30-04-09  HSH Nordbank  Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein 47.100
15-04-10  Banco Privado Portugues (BPP)  Banco do Brasil 2.900
21-05-09  Agricultural Bank of Greece (ATEbank)  Piraeus Bank 40.200
25-05-09  Greek Postal Savings Bank (TT Hellenic Postbank)  Eurobank 23.200
17-06-10  EBS Building Society  Allied Irish Bank 21.500
30-06-09  Landesbank Baden  Landtag of Baden-Wurttemberg 580.300
27-07-09  Caja Sur  Kutxabank 21.900
18-11-09  BAWAG  Oesterreichische Nationalbank 66.500
30-03-10  Banco Ceiss  Bank of Spain 54.500
30-03-10  UNNIM Banc  Bank of Spain 38.000
29-06-10  Banco Mare Nostrum  Bank of Spain 2.700
29-06-10  Caja 3  Bank of Spain 26.700
28-07-10  Catalunya Caixa  BBVA 81.000
17-08-10  Irish Nationwide  Anglo Irish Bank 94.400
25-05-11  NordLB  Landtag of Lower Saxony 255.100
26-07-11  Banco CAM  Bank of Spain 70.800
31-10-11  MF Global  National Futures Asscoiation 40.500
21-11-11  Banco de Valencia  Government of Spain 23.700
25-03-12  Laiki Bank  Government of Cyprus 41.800
29-03-12  Irish Life & Permanent TSB  Government of Ireland 72.000
07-05-12  Bankia  Government of Spain 298.300
04-06-12  Banco Portugues Investimentos (BPI)  Government of Portugal 44.400
04-06-12  Caixa Geral Depositos  Government of Portugal 120.500
04-06-12  Millennium BCP  Government of Portugal 93.400
27-06-12  Bank of Cyprus  Government of Cyprus 48.200
16-11-12  Liberbank  Bank of Spain 65.500
28-11-12  Banco Gallego  Bank of Spain 6.000
01-12-12  Hypo Tirol Bank  Osterreichische Nationalbank 15.300
11-01-13  Banco Internacional du Funchal (BANIF)  Government of Portugal 17.300
11-11-13  Nova Galicia  Bradesco 70.200
09-05-14  Co-Operative Bank  Invesco 43.300
04-08-14  Banco Espirito Santo (BES)  Government of Portugal 3.000