Most understand the “too big to fail” banks have gotten bigger and bigger over time as they swallow up smaller banks bit by bit.

Here is the concept in picture form courtesy of reader Tim Wallace. Click on any chart for sharper image.

Number of Banks Over Time  by Type

Total Number of Banks

Percent of Banks Vs. 1990 Total

Problem Banks as Percentage of All Banks

Anyone feel any safer by this?

Mike “Mish” Shedlock