New York’s Signature Bank taken over by state government, FDIC to protect depositors’ assets


Signature Bank, which held nearly $200 billion in assets and deposits as of the conclusion of 2022, has been taken over by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) in a moved designed to protect depositors, the agency announced Sunday evening.

It’s the second major financial institution taken over by a government entity since Friday, March 10,when the federal government shuttered Silicon Valley Bank in California. Upon taking possession of Signature Bank, the DFS appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as its receiver, a move designed to protect depositors. 

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