IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Says" Resolution Reassuring, Will Bring Relief To Startups : SVB Collapse
California-based Silicon Valley Bank the 16th largest bank in the United States, was closed on Friday by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation which later appointed the FDIC as its receiver.
After receiving recommendations from the boards of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve, and consulting with the president, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday approved actions enabling the FDIC to complete its resolution of the Santa Clara, California-based Silicon Valley Bank in a manner that fully protects all depositors.
In a related development, the UK government announced on Monday that it has facilitated London-based banking major HSBC to buy the embattled UK arm of Silicon Valley Bank for 1 pound, securing the deposits of more than 3,000 customers worth around 6.7 billion pounds.
Federal regulators have stepped to back all Silicon Valley Bank deposits.
The failure of Silicon Valley Bank, last week, left many startups, tech companies, entrepreneurs and VC funds nervous and jittery.
SVB resolution is reassuring. (It) will bring relief to startups," Vaishnaw told PTI.
US President Joe Biden on Monday sought to reassure Americans that they can have confidence that the US banking system is “safe" and vowed stricter bank regulation after a string of bank failures raised concerns about the nation’s financial stability.
Amid US administration’s move to protect depositors of Silicon Valley Bank, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday said that the SVB resolution is “reassuring" and will bring relief to startups.
The Biden administration has announced that depositors of the failed Silicon Valley Bank will have access to their money from Monday.