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Depositor Bailouts to Come “at no Cost to The Taxpayer”, Says Biden

Depositor Bailouts to Come “at no Cost to The Taxpayer”, Says Biden

As the American public grappled with the overnight collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank, concerns arose about the impact on depositors and taxpayers.

However, United States President Joe Biden sought to allay these fears, assuring citizens that the federal government would protect depositors and taxpayers from any adverse effects.

Biden’s assurance to protect depositors

On March 12, Biden stated his commitment to holding those responsible accountable for the collapse of the two major traditional banks. The federal government’s proactive approach to minimizing damage was appreciated. Still, many pointed out that ultimately, it would be the taxpayers who would suffer from the depositors’ bailout.

Stablecoins depeg from USD

The collapse of the two major banks had broader implications, causing major stablecoins, such as USD Coin, USDD, and Dai, to depeg from the U.S. dollar.

Circle announced that $3.3 billion of its $40 billion reserves were stuck in SVB, which affected numerous other entities tied to the collapsing banks, leading to irreparable damage.

Biden commits to holding responsible parties accountable

The President sought to address these concerns and committed to holding responsible parties accountable for the events that triggered the banks’ collapse.

The U.S. Federal Reserve is closely investigating the factors that led to the failure of SVB, including how it supervised and regulated the now-collapsed financial institution.

Taxpayer concerns

Despite Biden’s assurance that taxpayers would not be burdened for saving SVB and Signature Bank depositors, many expressed concerns on social media that this may not be the case and does not make sense. While the federal government’s intervention was proactive in minimizing damage, some were skeptical about the ultimate cost to taxpayers.

Federal Reserve investigates SVB failure

The Federal Reserve is closely investigating the factors that led to SVB’s failure, including liquidity troubles relating to significant losses on government bond investments and unprecedented cash withdrawals.

The investigations will shed more light on the reasons behind the collapse of the two traditional banks, providing a better understanding of what went wrong and how to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

Andrey Kunev

Reporter at CoinsPress

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