Like delinquent homeowners, banking companies that received rescue capital from the government and fall behind on payments have trouble getting out of the hole.

Of the 107 institutions that had missed at least one dividend on their Capital Purchase Program preferred stock by July 2010, almost 80% were still delinquent one year later. Eight among the group had failed by the time of the Treasury Department's dividends report for July, which was posted Aug. 10.

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