Message from Silicon Valley Bank on stability.... thoughts?
————— Forwarded message ————— From: Ken Wilcox, SVB Financial Group Date: Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 1:15 PM Subject: Bank Stability: Frequently Asked Questions
Bank Stability: Frequently Asked Questions
Boards are understandably concerned about the stability of the banking industry. I wanted to offer a few points that might help you reassure your board that your bank is strong and address related questions that they, or you, may have.
The most frequently asked questions we receive are below, and please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any other questions we can help you address.
Why are you banking with Silicon Valley Bank?
SVB Financial Group (SVB), the bank holding company for Silicon Valley Bank, is responsible, healthy and growing its market share Financially speaking, SVB has high levels of capital and liquidity and is well-positioned to support us throughout this downturn and beyond SVB has been working with companies like ours for more than 25 years, and as a result truly understands not only our business but also how to plan for and manage risk though economic cycles
Is our money safe? How do you know?
Yes. SVB is in a strong financial position SVB has a solid capital position and is participating in the government’s Capital Purchase Program to further strengthen its capital levels SVB’s tier one capital ratio was more than double the Federal Reserve’s minimum for a well-capitalized institution at June 30, 2009 SVB currently holds investment grade ratings by Moody’s and S&P Silicon Valley Bank continues to participate in the FDIC temporary Transaction Account Guarantee Program
Can we count on Silicon Valley Bank moving forward?
Yes. SVB’s strategy is tied to the technology, life science and venture capital sectors SVB is realistic about the current economic and banking environment and has positioned itself to withstand expected credit losses SVB is continuing to lend and grow its market share. In Q2, Silicon Valley Bank added 234 new, active borrowers
Please find more detail in the included simple one-page overview of our financials, and a PowerPoint slide you can put into your own board presentation.
We want you to know, as our client, that we will remain committed, as we have been for more than 25 years, to the technology, life science, venture capital and wine industries, particularly in these turbulent times. We are here for you and will do our best to help you succeed. Please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help your company. We thank you for your business.
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