The other topics posted on this have misleading titles. To set the record straight, let's make it clear that the Bush TARP plan explicitly denied banks the opportunity to repy the funds early. The Bush TARP plan explicitly said 3 years before banks could repay these funds. The Obama stimulus package explicitly provided the opportunity to repay TARP funds early, reversing the Bush requirements. To date, six banks have asked to return their TARP money and five of them have already returned the money. 4 Banks Become First to Repay TARP Money - DealBook Blog - NYTimes.com Signature Bank of New York Old National Bancorp of Evansville, Ind. Iberiabank of Lafayette, La. Bank of Marin Bancorp of Novato, Calif. Sun Bancorp, parent of Sun National Bank Treasury allowing Sun Bancorp to return TARP funds - Philadelphia Business Journal: Only one bank that has applied to return TARP monay has yet to return the money. Let's say thanks to the Obama administration for allowing these Banks to return our tax dollars, forced onto them by the Bush administration. Nicely done.