Silicon Valley Bank shut down by California regulator

Silicon Valley Bank shut down by California regulator

Silicon Valley Bank, a major financial institution for venture-backed companies, was shut down by California’s financial watchdog on March 10 — marking the first Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-insured bank to fail in 2023. 

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation confirmed that Silicon Valley Bank was ordered to close but did not specify the reason for the shutdown. The California regulator appointed the FDIC as the receiver to protect insured deposits. 

Depositors “will have full access to their insured deposits no later than Monday morning, March 13, 2023,” read the official statement. The regulator explained that uninsured depositors would be given a “receivership certificate for the remaining amount of their uninsured funds” and entitled to future dividend payments once the FDIC sells all Silicon Valley Bank

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