Monday, September 8, 2008

WaMu CEO given the Boot

Past HingeFire articles have outlined in detail the issues at Washington Mutual and urged banking customers to pull out funds over the FDIC limit. News today shows that Washington Mutual has ousted CEO Kerry Killinger. WM stock is down over 15% in mid-day trading.

It is also interesting that Washington Mutual agreed to further oversight by the Office of Thrift Supervision concerning aspects of its operations. This demonstrates the high level of concern regarding the solvency of the institution from a regulatory perspective.