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US Banks Flush with 2 Trillion Dollars in Cash

On June 23, 2020

An “eye-popping” $2 trillion in cash has been stashed in deposit accounts at U.S. banks since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in January.1

This surge of money into banks has no precedent in history.

Several factors have contributed to the cash surge, including $600 billion in government-sponsored loans to small businesses, direct checks to individuals, and expanded unemployment benefits. Additionally, Americans have had fewer options for spending their money while on lockdown.

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