- Topic: Silicon Valley Bank
On March 14, 2023, an announcement from the CEO of the newly-created, full-service FDIC-operated Bridge Bank was posted on the Silicon Valley Bank website indicating that the Bridge Bank has “fully stepped into the shoes of the former Silicon Valley Bank.”
On Monday, March 13, 2023, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation transferred all deposits—both insured and uninsured—and substantially all assets of the former Silicon Valley Bank to Silicon Valley Bank, N.A, a newly created, full-service FDIC-operated ‘bridge bank’. The FDIC has not stated whether the bridge bank has assumed funding obligations under the former Silicon Valley Bank’s unfunded loan commitments.
Included in this Frequently Asked Questions are some general observations on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) receivership process for Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”). The specifics of the receivership process are uncertain at this early stage and, hopefully, more guidance with respect to the issues discussed below will be provided by the FDIC over the next few days.