FDIC might propose that most banks prepay fees, sources say

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. could bring in as much as $54 billion by having banks prepay their fees for 2010, 2011 and 2012. The agency is expected to propose the plan to replenish its deposit-insurance fund, sources said. The FDIC board could decide to pursue an alternate strategy. The banking industry is expected to oppose the move because banks would be required to pay a considerable amount upfront. However, some might see the proposal as preferable to other options.

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