Signature Bank’s crypto customers must close accounts by April 5th according to FDIC

Signature Bank’s crypto customers must close accounts by April 5th according to FDIC

Crypto customers of the now-defunct Signature Bank should mark April 5th on their calendars. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), that’s the deadline for clients to close their account and transfer their assets. Although customers will receive a check if they miss the deadline.

Signature Bank was acquired by Flagstar Bank on March 19, 2023. And although Flagstar agreed to purchase deposits and loans, the deal did not include any of the crypto assets or any digital assets, for that matter. Flagstar Bank is owned by New York Community Bancorp.

A Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation spokesperson noted, “Flagstar’s bid did not include about $4 billion in deposits related to Signature’s digital-asset business. Those are the deposits we are encouraging customers to move before April 5. If they have not by that day, we will mail checks to the address on record.”

There was some good news for some customers of the former Signature Bank of New York this week. On Friday, Flagstar Bank, which, as mentioned above, acquired Signature Bank’s assets earlier this month, announced that it would honor certificates of deposit from Signature bank.

Susan Bergesen, who serves as Flagstar Bank’s Media and Corporate Communications Vice President, said, “At Flagstar Bank, it will be business as usual for customers who hold certificates of deposit from Signature Bank. The annual percentage yield will not change and the maturities will not change. That applies to brokered deposits, too. It’s a seamless rollover from Signature Bank to Flagstar.”



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