Yellen says US banks are ‘stabilizing,’ after tumultuous March

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the situation around US banks was “stabilizing,” though regulators stood ready to repeat the extraordinary actions taken in March to contain depositor runs. “My read is the outflows from smaller and medium-sized banks are diminishing and matters are stabilizing, but it’s a situation we’re watching very closely,” Yellen told reporters … Read more

US bank busts: A brief history starting 2008

This month saw the collapse of two US banks: Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank. SVB, which specialized in serving tech companies, was shut down by the US regulator after a run on its deposits triggered by losses in its securities portfolio. Signature Bank, which had many clients in the crypto space, faced a … Read more