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Silicon Valley Bank fails in largest bank collapse since 2008 crisis

US regulators seize SVB’s assets after a run on the bank, as global institutions monitor situation closely

  • Why did Silicon Valley Bank fail?

US regulators rushed to seize the assets of top tech lender Silicon Valley Bank on Friday after a run on the bank, marking the largest failure of such an institution since the height of the financial crisis more than a decade ago.

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the nation’s 16th largest bank, failed after depositors – mostly technology workers and venture capital-backed companies – hurried to withdraw their money this week as anxiety over the bank’s situation spread.

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