© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the banking crisis after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. March 13, 2023. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that the banking crisis after the recent collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank (NASDAQ:) has calmed down.

“Yes,” Biden told reporters when asked if the banking crisis had calmed down.

Financial stocks have lost billions of dollars in value since the collapse last week.

Californian regulators shuttered Silicon Valley Bank last Friday and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver. It was the largest collapse since Washington Mutual failed during the financial crisis of 2008.

On Friday, the bank’s parent, SVB Financial Group, said it had filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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