Answered By: Bobray Bordelon
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2023     Views: 25

For bank data including failures the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Company) website has a wealth of information. - this site has links to the many data resources the FDIC has. 

In WRDS, there is a Bank Regulatory module.  In the Merger Information, there is a "Reason for Termination of Nonsurviving Entity" variable.  A  "4" is a failure but the bank continues to exist and a "5" is a failure and the bank does not continue to exist.   

For bank mergers

  • SDC database (level A Firestone)
  • WRDS Bank Regulatory module
  • Osiris. 



The Bank Regulatory module within WRDS also has information on bank failures/mergers since 1986.Thomson One Banker

  • Click "Screening Analysis," then "Deals League Tables"

SDC Platinum

  • Available in Firestone (A Floor - RIS Suite) can also be used to retrieve bank merger data.


  • Choose Bank Regulatory and then Merger Information

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