Silicon Valley Bank Collapse
Tracking the fallout of the first bank failure since 2020.
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Some Republicans are blaming SVB’s collapse on ESG initiatives
We explore what’s really going on here with Washington Post reporter Julian Mark.
Banks may become more selective about who gets loans
The collapse of SBV could lead to increased scrutiny around potential risk by banks.
All eyes are on the Federal Reserve's next move in this "wobbly" economic moment
The inflation threat calls for one type of action, and the banking turmoil calls for another. How will the Fed respond?
Is Switzerland still synonymous with safe banking?
Switzerland’s reputation for secure, secret banking goes back to at least WW I. But its banks have changed over time, with mixed results.
Are bank supervisors, or bank rules, too lax?
Do banking rules need tightening? Do supervisors need better training and greater powers? The answer will influence what comes next.
Smaller banks keep a close watch over their liquidity
One concern: People will put their money in a bigger bank. But there's a good reason to leave it in smaller institution, one banker says.
You can protect more than $250,000 at a bank. But beware the “moral hazard.”
The FDIC allows coverage of different types of accounts at the same bank. There are also services that help you spread your money around.
Behind SVB's collapse were a whole lot of texts on messaging groups
Chatter among the bank's depositors on social media and texting groups may have exacerbated its demise.
How freaked out are consumers these days?
Consumer sentiment isn't as gloomy as the failure of Silicon Valley Bank might lead you to expect.
What is "duration risk"? (And how did it get Silicon Valley Bank into trouble?)
Investing in long-term government bonds and mortgage-backed securities hurt the bank as interest rates rose and bond prices plummeted.