Silicon Valley Bank failure could trigger run on US regional banks

Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) decisions concerning the future of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) may affect regional banks across the United States, putting trillions of dollars at risk of a bank run, said former Bridgewater executive and CEO of investment firm Unlimited Bob Elliot.

In a Twitter thread on March 11, Elliot stated that nearly a third of deposits in the United States are held in small banks, and around 50% are uninsured. “The FDIC insures small deposits in all the banks in the US, but that only covers about 9tln of the nearly 17tln of outstanding deposit base. […] Under the hood the coverage rate is roughly 50% across most institutions while credit unions are higher (not above).“


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