Big Banks Create $30 Billion Rescue Package For First Republic

NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven of the biggest banks in the country announced a $30 billion rescue package for First Republic Bank on Thursday, in an effort to stop the California-based bank from becoming the third bank to fail in less than a week.

Shares of First Republic had fallen sharply this week, dropping 60% on Monday alone.

For the package, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo would each put $5 billion in uninsured deposits into First Republic.

Meanwhile Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs would deposit $2.5 billion each.

The remaining $5 billion would come from five other banks.

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