Switzerland Considers Limiting Bank Withdrawals After $185 Billion Bailout, While the Fed Moves Toward ‘Friction Tech’ – Implications for Future Bailouts

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The recent $185 billion bank bailout in Switzerland has raised eyebrows as the country now contemplates a concerning measure: potentially restricting bank withdrawals to prevent a mass exodus of depositors during future financial crises. This move reflects the growing challenges in the global financial system, where authorities grapple with the notion that banks are becoming “too big to fail” and simultaneously “too big to bail out.”

As we shift our focus to the United States, it’s evident that similar concerns are brewing. The Federal Reserve’s promotion of “friction tech” suggests that the U.S. may be on the verge of adopting measures that could, intentionally or unintentionally, restrict customer access to their funds during times of financial distress. This raises the uncomfortable prospect that the burden of future bailouts could fall increasingly on the shoulders of depositors and taxpayers, further emphasizing the critical need for regulatory vigilance and financial system stability in an ever-evolving economic landscape.

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