A worker arrives to the Signature Bank headquarters in New York City, U.S., March 12, 2023. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
By Hannah Lang
(Reuters) -New York state’s Department of Financial Services said on Sunday it has taken possession of New York-based Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) and appointed the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp as receiver, the second bank failure in a matter of days.
Signature Bank had deposits totaling approximately $88.59 billion as of Dec. 31, the department said in a statement.
Signature Bank did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The U.S. Treasury Department along with other bank regulators said in a joint statement on Sunday that all depositors of Signature Bank will be made whole, and that “no losses will be borne by the taxpayer.”