In recent months the FDIC has managed two of the largest bank failures in U.S. history. The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank happened shockingly fast. And First Republic wasn’t far behind. Consumers have plenty of questions, as the banking sector looks shakier than at any point since the 2008 recession.
But perhaps the biggest is also the most basic: is my money safe? The good news is, yes. The federal government acts to protect bank deposits in a number of ways. The two most important, and effective, are insurance and liquidity.
This post originally appeared at ValueWalk.com.