Warren Buffett says we’re not through with bank failures

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2023
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Investing legend Warren Buffett believes there could be more bank failures down the road, but depositors should not ever be worried.

“We’re not over bank failures, but depositors haven’t had a crisis,” the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO told CNBC’s Becky Quick on “Squawk Box” Wednesday from Tokyo. “Banks go bust. But depositors aren’t going to be hurt.”

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank last month — the second- and third-largest bank failures in U.S. history — prompted extraordinary rescue action from regulators, who backstopped all deposits in the failed lenders and provided an additional...

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