On Sunday, the New York Department of Financial Services, or DFS, announced that it had taken possession of Signature Bank. The DFS appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, as the receiver of the bank. In a joint statement, the U.S. Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, and FDIC explained that all Signature depositors would be made whole, similar to a decision made by the federal government to bail out California’s Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).
Government Takes Decisive Action to Protect Depositors and Boost Public Confidence in U.S. Banking System
The crypto-friendly bank Signature Bank has been shut down by financial regulators, and the FDIC is now in control of the New York-based financial institution. In a press release published on Sunday evening, superintendent Adrienne Harris of the New York Department of Financial Services, or DFS, announced the decision. Harris detailed that Signature had approximately $110.36 billion in assets and total deposits of approximately $88.59 billion as of December 31, 2022.
The news follows the collapse of Silvergate Bank and the failure of Silicon Valley Bank, or SVB, which was the second-largest bank collapse in the U.S. since Washington Mutual’s, or Wamu’s, bankruptcy…