Bailout

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

Notable bailouts[change | change source]

Date Entity Liquidity Provider Assets
(US $ billion)
14-09-07 United KingdomNorthern Rock United KingdomGovernment of the United Kingdom 101.000
08-10-07 NetherlandsABN AMRO United KingdomRoyal Bank of Scotland 1025.200
23-01-08 GermanyWest LB GermanyBundestag Federal Parliament 287.400
13-02-08 GermanyIKB GermanyBundestag Federal Parliament 50.200
01-04-08 United StatesBear Stearns United StatesJP Morgan 395.300
01-07-08 United StatesCountrywide United StatesBank of America 199.900
11-07-08 United StatesIndy Mac United StatesUnited States Federal Government 32.700
14-07-08 United KingdomAlliance & Leicester SpainSantander 71.100
24-08-08 DenmarkRoskilde Bank DenmarkDanmarks Nationalbank 168.000
31-08-08 GermanyDresdner Bank GermanyCommerzbank 500.200
06-09-08 United StatesFannie Mae United StatesUnited States Federal Government 882.500
06-09-08 United StatesFreddie Mac United StatesUnited States Federal Government 794.300
15-09-08 United StatesLehman Brothers United KingdomBarclaysJapanNomura 691.000
16-09-08 United StatesAIG United StatesUnited States Federal Government 1060.500
16-09-08 United StatesMerrill Lynch United StatesBank of America 1,020.000
18-09-08 United KingdomHBOS United KingdomLloyds TSB 603.600
26-09-08 United StatesWashington Mutual United StatesJP Morgan 328.000
28-09-08 United KingdomBradford & Bingley SpainSantander 51.900
28-09-08 BelgiumFortis FranceBNP Paribas 571.100
29-09-08 United KingdomAbbey National SpainSantander 271.800
29-09-08 IcelandGlitnir IcelandState Council of Iceland 24.300
30-09-08 BelgiumDexia BelgiumFederal Government of Belgium 604.500
03-10-08 United StatesWachovia United StatesWells Fargo 782.800
07-10-08 IcelandLandsbanki IcelandState Council of Iceland 85.900
09-10-08 IcelandKaupthing IcelandState Council of Iceland 53.700
13-10-08 United KingdomLloyds TSB United KingdomGovernment of the United Kingdom 353.300
13-10-08 United KingdomRoyal Bank of Scotland United KingdomGovernment of the United Kingdom 1900.500
14-10-08 United StatesBank of America United StatesUnited States Federal Government 1715.700
14-10-08 United StatesBank of New York Mellon United StatesUnited States Federal Government 1121.000
14-10-08 United StatesCitigroup United StatesUnited States Federal Government 2187.600
14-10-08 United StatesGoldman Sachs United StatesUnited States Federal Government 1119.700
14-10-08 United StatesJP Morgan United StatesUnited States Federal Government 1562.100
14-10-08 United StatesMorgan Stanley United StatesUnited States Federal Government 1045.400
14-10-08 United StatesState Street United StatesUnited States Federal Government 1979.000
14-10-08 United StatesWells Fargo United StatesUnited States Federal Government 575.400
16-10-08 SwitzerlandUBS SwitzerlandSwiss Federal Council 2277.100
20-10-08 NetherlandsING NetherlandsDe Nederlandsche Bank 994.100
24-10-08 United StatesPNC United StatesUnited States Federal Government 101.800
26-10-08 SwedenCarnegie Investment Bank SwedenSveriges Riksbank 297.100
30-10-08 AustriaErste AustriaOesterreichische Nationalbank 235.900
03-11-08 PortugalBanco Portugues de Negocios (BPN) PortugalGovernment of Portugal 97.000
03-11-08 GermanyCommerzbank GermanyBundestag Federal Parliament 616.400
03-11-08 AustriaKommunalbank AustriaOesterreichische Nationalbank 42.800
17-11-08 United StatesBB&T United StatesUnited States Federal Government 121.300
17-11-08 United StatesCapital One United StatesUnited States Federal Government 150.000
17-11-08 United StatesRegions United StatesUnited States Federal Government 143.300
17-11-08 United StatesSuntrust United StatesUnited States Federal Government 182.200
17-11-08 United StatesUS Bancorp United StatesUnited States Federal Government 219.200
10-12-08 NetherlandsSNS Reaal NetherlandsCouncil of Ministers 104.500
11-12-08 BelgiumKBC BelgiumFederal Government of Belgium 561.200
15-12-08 GermanySachsen LB GermanyBundestag Federal Parliament 68.000
19-12-08 GermanyLandesbank Bayern GermanyLandtag of Bavaria 546.600
21-12-08 Republic of IrelandAllied Irish Bank Republic of IrelandGovernment of Ireland 178.000
21-12-08 Republic of IrelandAnglo Irish Bank Republic of IrelandGovernment of Ireland 96.600
21-12-08 Republic of IrelandBank of Ireland Republic of IrelandGovernment of Ireland 188.800
23-12-08 United StatesAmerican Express United StatesUnited States Federal Government 128.000
29-12-08 AustriaHypo Alpe Adria Bank AustriaOesterreichische Nationalbank 40.600
31-12-08 United StatesFifth Third United StatesUnited States Federal Government 100.600
21-01-09 GreeceAlpha Bank GreeceGovernment of Greece 69.000
21-01-09 GreeceEurobank GreeceGovernment of Greece 82.200
21-01-09 GreeceNational Bank of Greece GreeceGovernment of Greece 101.800
21-01-09 GreecePiraeus Bank GreeceGovernment of Greece 54.800
30-01-09 AustriaZentralbank AustriaOesterreichische Nationalbank 62.800
07-02-09 SwedenNordea SwedenSveriges Riksbank 456.300
15-02-09 GermanyAareal Bank GermanyDeutsche Bundesbank 60.300
28-03-09 SpainCaja Castilla la Mancha SpainBank of Spain 26.800
28-03-09 GermanyHypo Group (Eurohypo, HVB, Hypo Real Estate) ItalyUnicredit 398.200
07-04-09 AustriaOesterreichische Volksbanken AustriaOesterreichische Nationalbank 107.400
30-04-09 GermanyHSH Nordbank GermanyLandtag of Schleswig-Holstein 47.100
15-04-10 PortugalBanco Privado Portugues (BPP) BrazilBanco do Brasil 2.900
21-05-09 GreeceAgricultural Bank of Greece (ATEbank) GreecePiraeus Bank 40.200
25-05-09 GreeceGreek Postal Savings Bank (TT Hellenic Postbank) GreeceEurobank 23.200
17-06-10 Republic of IrelandEBS Building Society Republic of IrelandAllied Irish Bank 21.500
30-06-09 GermanyLandesbank Baden GermanyLandtag of Baden-Wurttemberg 580.300
27-07-09 SpainCaja Sur SpainKutxabank 21.900
18-11-09 AustriaBAWAG AustriaOesterreichische Nationalbank 66.500
30-03-10 SpainBanco Ceiss SpainBank of Spain 54.500
30-03-10 SpainUNNIM Banc SpainBank of Spain 38.000
29-06-10 SpainBanco Mare Nostrum SpainBank of Spain 2.700
29-06-10 SpainCaja 3 SpainBank of Spain 26.700
28-07-10 SpainCatalunya Caixa SpainBBVA 81.000
17-08-10 Republic of IrelandIrish Nationwide Republic of IrelandAnglo Irish Bank 94.400
25-05-11 GermanyNordLB GermanyLandtag of Lower Saxony 255.100
26-07-11 SpainBanco CAM SpainBank of Spain 70.800
31-10-11 United StatesMF Global United StatesNational Futures Asscoiation 40.500
21-11-11 SpainBanco de Valencia SpainGovernment of Spain 23.700
25-03-12 CyprusLaiki Bank CyprusGovernment of Cyprus 41.800
29-03-12 Republic of IrelandIrish Life & Permanent TSB Republic of IrelandGovernment of Ireland 72.000
07-05-12 SpainBankia SpainGovernment of Spain 298.300
04-06-12 PortugalBanco Portugues Investimentos (BPI) PortugalGovernment of Portugal 44.400
04-06-12 PortugalCaixa Geral Depositos PortugalGovernment of Portugal 120.500
04-06-12 PortugalMillennium BCP PortugalGovernment of Portugal 93.400
27-06-12 CyprusBank of Cyprus CyprusGovernment of Cyprus 48.200
16-11-12 SpainLiberbank SpainBank of Spain 65.500
28-11-12 SpainBanco Gallego SpainBank of Spain 6.000
01-12-12 AustriaHypo Tirol Bank AustriaOsterreichische Nationalbank 15.300
11-01-13 PortugalBanco Internacional du Funchal (BANIF) PortugalGovernment of Portugal 17.300
11-11-13 SpainNova Galicia BrazilBradesco 70.200
09-05-14 United KingdomCo-Operative Bank United StatesInvesco 43.300
04-08-14 PortugalBanco Espirito Santo (BES) PortugalGovernment of Portugal 3.000