The federal government is sending bankers a clear message: The deposit insurance funds will keep growing, but don't expect to get any refunds.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. tantalized bankers last week. By June, the agency said, the Bank Insurance Fund's reserves could exceed required minimums by $4 billion. That would mean the fund's cushion had doubled in a year.

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