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JP Morgan taking over First Republic after its collapse

First Republic Bank’s 84 offices in eight states will reopen as branches of JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, during business hours Monday.
JP Morgan taking over First Republic after its collapse
Posted at 5:01 AM, May 01, 2023

JP Morgan Chase is taking over First Republic Bank, the nation's 12th-largest bank, after its collapse. The banking giant will assume most of First Republic's assets and all of its deposits.

JP Morgan made a bid to purchase First Republic immediately after federal regulators seized the crumbling bank early Monday morning. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) then accepted the bid. The transaction happened before stock market open on Monday.

First Republic Bank’s 84 offices in eight states will reopen as branches of JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, during business hours Monday, the FDIC said in a press release.

Anyone with deposits at First Republic are now customers of JP Morgan.

JP Morgan will take on $173 billion of loans, $30 billion of securities and $92 billion of deposits of the failed lender, reports say.

First Republic Bank has been struggling in recent months, losing 97% of its value this year. This marks the third bank rescue in the past few months, following the collapses of Silicon Valley Bank and then Signature Bank. The Federal Reserve had to take emergency measures to keep markets from taking too much of a hit.

SEE MORE: What led to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and others?


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