by Calculated Risk on 3/13/2023 04:43:00 PM
Note: There were over 500 bank failures during and immediately following the GFC, and almost 300 in just 2009 and 2010. That was mostly due to default risk (poor performing MBS). I don’t expect a large wave of failures now.
From the FDIC: FDIC Establishes Signature Bridge Bank, N.A., as Successor to Signature Bank, New York, NY
Signature Bank, New York, NY, was closed today by the New York State Department of Financial Services, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect depositors, the FDIC transferred all the deposits and substantially all of the assets of Signature Bank to Signature Bridge Bank, N.A., a full-service bank that will be operated by the FDIC as it markets the institution to potential bidders. … Signature Bank had total assets of $110.4 billion and total deposits of $88.6 billion as of December 31, 2022. As receiver, the FDIC will operate Signature Bridge Bank, N.A. to maximize the value of the institution for a future sale and to maintain banking services in the communities formerly served by Signature Bank.