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First Republic becomes the latest bank to be rescued, this time by its rivals

 In an effort to help the struggling midsized lender, 11 lenders say they will put $30 billion into it.

Wells Fargo, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Bank of America will each deposit $5 billion. Each of Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs will deposit $2.5 billion. An extra $5 billion will come from five different banks.

After an extraordinary week marked by the failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, confidence in smaller lenders plummeted, prompting the rescue.

The lenders said in a statement that they wanted to show their commitment to First Republic Bank and other lenders.

They stated, "Regional, midsize, and small banks are essential to the health and functioning of our financial system."

In a different proclamation, Secretary of the Depository Janet Yellen, Central bank Board Seat Jerome Powell, FDIC Executive Martin Gruenberg and Acting Representative of the Cash Michael Hsu commended the banks' choice.

They stated, "This show of support from a group of large banks is most welcome and demonstrates the banking system's resilience."

The California-based First Republic experienced an exodus of depositors following the failures of those two banks, as many of its customers moved their money to larger rivals. First Republic was confronted with waning confidence regarding its health.

That took place even though the lender stated that it had secured $70 billion in additional financing from both the Federal Reserve and J.P. Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the world. First Republic also stated that it could apply to the Fed for additional funding in the event of increased withdrawal demand.

Although the bank has also stated that its balance sheet is sound and that depositors are safe, investors have remained concerned that they could experience a deposit run-off similar to that of Silicon Valley Bank.

The brokerage firm Janney's managing director Timothy Coffey said that First Republic was known for being relatively conservative.

He stated, "It's a very safe institution from a credit perspective." They don't do a ton of hazardous credits."

Like SVB, First Republic was founded in California and caters to wealthy individuals and businesses. It had a lot of unsecured deposits.

Both S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings downgraded First Republic's credit rating on Wednesday.

Fitch stated in its decision that the bank had "a high proportion of uninsured deposits" as a result of its "focus on wealthy and financially sophisticated customers in select urban coastal markets in the U.S."

Fitch also wrote that First Republic's customers might move their money elsewhere if the lender were under more pressure. "Can be less sticky in times of crisis or severe stress," the rating agency said.

S&P Global Market Intelligence's analysis found that at the end of last year, 67.7% of First Republic's domestic deposits were over the $250,000 limit set by the F.D.I.C.

Anxiety about the health and safety of the banking system has increased since regulators shut down Signature Bank and Silicon Valley Bank.

Despite the absence of any indication that there are system-wide issues, investors' concerns that other lenders might also fail have severely impacted shares of small, regional banks in the United States.

Additionally, anxiety spread to other regions of the globe.

Shares of Credit Suisse plunged on Wednesday after the lender's largest investor said it would not invest any more money in the lender, which is dealing with a completely different set of issues and is undergoing a significant restructuring.

After the lender announced that it would borrow up to $50 billion from the country's central bank, shares of Switzerland's second-largest lender recovered.

According to Coffey, "what we have right now in the banking industry is a crisis of confidence."

Depository Secretary Yellen tried to console markets during declaration before the Senate Money Advisory group on Thursday.

She stated, "I can reassure the members of this committee that our banking system remains sound and that Americans can feel confident that their deposits will be there when they need them." She was referring to the United States' banking system.

Yellen defended the government's response to SVB and Signature Bank's failures and attributed SVB's demise to a bank run sparked by social media panic.

She stated, "What happened in the bank and what started the problem will be carefully examined." However, it is evident that the bank's failure and necessity to close was its inability to fulfill withdrawal requests from depositors."