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Signature Bank: the cut Down over Digital assets Deposits


  • Operates through the Commercial Banking and specialty finance Segments. 
  • Was added to the S&P 500 index; shareholders were return ranked top among all the financial institutions in the Index.
  • The FDIC estimated the cost of Signature Banks’ failure to deposit insurance Funds for about 2.5 billion.    

The breakdown of Signature 

The depositors have withdrawn billions on the heels of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank which lead to the breakdown of the Signature in March 2023. Crypto has crashed the share price of Signature Bank.

Signature announced at a Goldman Sachs conference they were intend to get rid of $8 billion to $10 billion of deposits from the crypto because of the issues in the space, which eventually lowered the percentage of total deposits in Dec 2022. 

Later on, the report stated that the bank was significantly above FDIC well-capitalized standards. It also put the light that it resulted in the most difficult deposit environment seen in the last 22 years. 

And in March the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation have closed Silicon Valley. The stock price was close by $70 on heavy trading of Signature Bank. 

By 19 Mach in 2023, the FDIC announced the Flagstar Bank, a totally owned subsidiary of New York Community Bancorp, as Signature Bank acquiring institution for all the deposits and few loan portfolios. The FDIC receivership took $60 billion of loans. Who later stated that it would cover about $4 billion in deposits related to Digital Banking Assets. 

The signature bank has cut down on digital assets deposits in order to wake up and increase the volatility and regulators’ concern at the end of the last year. Co-founder Shay Scott and chairman stated that “unfortunately, a series of the truly extraordinary and unprecedented events unfolded quickly”.  

The signature bank constantly assures the investors about the crypto-related deposits and downplayed the risk associated with the exposure of the cryptocurrency industry, mentioning that the bank was maintaining the balance sheet supporting the compliance department. 

Signature said that its digital assets deposits will remain stable. 

History of Signature Bank

It was founded in 2001 by Joseph J. DePaolo, Scoot A. Shay, and Jhon Tamerlane. It was a full-service Financial institution with 40 branches in New York and nearby. It was the only bank that allows customers to deposit cryptocurrency assets.

Was listed as the 19th largest bank in the U.S. by S&P Global, with assets worth $110.36 billion and $88.59 billion in deposits in last December 2022. 

 In  2004 it Completed its Initial Public Offering and later began trading on the NASDAQ. In 2018 bank expanded its services to a private client banking office in San Francisco. 

To date, it was closed by the New York State Department of Financial Services on 12 March 2023. It was considered to be the Best bank and one of the Largest Public Companies in the world with over 1800 employees. 

Facing many issues tried to maintain, but has shut down and has impacted the a lot on the market. Meanwhile, users have been worried about their share.    


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