Silicon Valley Bank collapse brings regulatory action


United States

Bank regulators in the US and UK took further steps on 12 March to protect depositors at Silicon Valley Bank in California and its UK subsidiary following the collapse of the parent company the previous Friday. The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) acted first on 10 March by closing the parent bank after a run on deposits. Concurrently, it created a new banking entity to protect insured depositors. This move protected customers with accounts of up to $250,000 – the US federally insured level – but it did not stop the contagion.