JPMorgan to acquire troubled First Republic Bank

The American banking giant JPMorgan Chase is set to acquire all the assets of First Republic Bank (FRC) after early efforts to rescue it failed. JP Morgan and multiple other banks submitted a bid to acquire the assets of troubled FRC on April 29.

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation closed FRC on May 1 and entered into an agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. The FDIC then entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank to protect depositors. 

JPMorgan will assume all assets of First Republic Bank including uninsured deposits as well. FRC currently have $229.1 billion worth of assets $103.9 billion in deposits. As part of the transfer, 84 locations of First Republic Bank in eight states will reopen as JPMorgan Chase Bank. 

This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.

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