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Biden: SVB deposits and banking system “safe”
Mar 13, 2023

Biden: SVB deposits and banking system “safe”

President Biden, in remarks delivered Monday morning, said that the U.S. banking system is "safe" and that depositors at the failed Silicon Valley and Signature banks would have full access to their deposits. The president's messaging comes amid a wider campaign by federal officials to tame potential panic over this weekend's banking debacle, according to Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour. And, we got in touch with economist Julia Coronado to discuss how higher interest rates — which have come after a sustained period of near-zero rates — could have contributed to the crisis. 

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How did interest rate hikes play into the SVB and Signature bank panics?

Julia Coronado, founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives, helps us analyze how recent monetary policy moves could have led to the crisis.

The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
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Jesson Duller Media Producer
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James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC