WASHINGTON — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is about to take another look at a decades-old policy that many say discriminates against foreign depositors of U.S. banks.

As a result of 1993 budget legislation, the U.S. practices so-called "depositor preference", a policy held by just a handful of nations that essentially put a bank's domestic depositors in a better class than those in overseas branches when receiving payouts after a bank failure.

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