Is Your Money Safe?
Offered by Rob Taylor
When events like Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank happen, it's natural to wonder how a bank safeguards your funds. Fortunately, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance was designed for this very reason: to help protect your funds once deposited.
The FDIC is an independent government agency that protects bank depositors from the loss of uninsured deposits at an FDIC-insured bank. This organization oversees FDIC deposit insurance, which protects bank customers if an FDIC-insured institution fails. In other words, FDIC insures your money at the bank.
In the event of a bank failure, the FDIC provides depositors with an insurance payout of up to $250,000 per depositor, per institution, and per ownership category. If your bank is an FDIC-insured institution, you don't need to apply for FDIC insurance because coverage is automatic.
With SVB and Signature Bank, banking regulators took the extraordinary step of designating both banks as systemic risks to the financial system, giving regulators flexibility to backstop the uninsured deposits. Regulators hoped that by protecting these deposits, they would bolster confidence in the banking system.
We expect the government’s quick actions will boost trust in the banking system, yet these events may have an impact on longer-term economic growth. I’m keeping a close watch on the situation and plan to provide you with additional updates as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.
DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Global View Capital Advisors. LTD (GVCA) or any of its affiliates. The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG Suite, LLC, is not affiliated with the named representative, broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security.
Is Your Money Safe?
March 15, 2023