Regulators close Silicon Valley Bank in largest failure since financial crisis
By David Hollerith, Myles Udland and Dan Fitzpatrick, Yahoo Finance
Regulators closed troubled Silicon Valley Bank after deposit outflows and a failed capital raise plunged the country’s 16th largest bank into crisis, roiling the larger lending industry.
It became the largest bank to fail since Seattle’s Washington Mutual during the height of the 2008 financial crisis and, behind Washington Mutual, the second largest bank failure in U.S. history. It is also the first bank to fail since 2020. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen acknowledged the industry turmoil Friday, saying there are “a few” banks the department is closely watching.
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