TeachMeFinance.com - explain supervisory goodwill
supervisory goodwill -- goodwill that is created when the purchase of a savings institution is arranged by its federal regulator. See goodwill.
goodwill -- the difference between the market value of an institution's assets and the higher amount paid at the time the institution is purchased or merged into another institution. Rather than making the acquiring institution immediately deduct the difference from its stated assets, accounting procedures allow the institution to amortize the goodwill over the average life of the acquired assets -- usually 10 to 30 years. In a broader sense, the acquiring institution is amortizing the premium it paid to acquire the goodwill of the disappearing institution's customers. See supervisory goodwill.
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