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SVB’s Lobby Groups Fought Proposal To Bolster Deposit Insurance

By Julia Rock & David Sirota

Months before Silicon Valley Bank collapsed, its D.C. advocacy groups said the FDIC initiative “would unduly burden banks.”

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SVB Chief Pressed Lawmakers To Weaken Bank Risk Regs

By Rebecca Burns, David Sirota, Julia Rock & Andrew Perez

Collapsed bank’s president told Congress “enhanced prudential standards” should be lifted “given the low risk profile of our activities.”

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