Federal Reserve Rolls Out Emergency Measures to Prevent Banking Crisis

Federal regulators rolled out emergency measures Sunday night to stem potential spillovers from Friday’s swift collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, including measures to backstop all depositors.

Regulators announced the action in a joint statement from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chair Martin Gruenberg. The group said that depositors at SVB will have access to all of their money on Monday.

“After receiving a recommendation from the boards of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve, and consulting with the president, Secretary Yellen approved actions enabling the FDIC to complete its resolution of Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, Calif., in a manner that fully protects all depositors,” they said. “Depositors will have access to all of their money starting Monday, March 13. No losses associated with the resolution of Silicon Valley Bank will be borne by the taxpayer.”