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Failed Bank Information

Information for Columbia Savings Bank, Cincinnati, OH

  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Question and Answer Guide
  5. Banking Services
  6. Loan Customers
  7. Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution
  8. Priority of Claims
  9. Dividend Information
  10. Brokered Deposits
  11. Purchase and Assumption Agreement (14.9 mb PDF File - PDF Help)
  12. Bid Summary
  13. Columbia Savings Bank Contact Information
  14. Balance Sheet Summary

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I.  Introduction

On Friday, May 23, 2014, Columbia Savings Bank, Cincinnati, OH was closed by the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver. No advance notice is given to the public when a financial institution is closed.

The FDIC has assembled useful information regarding your relationship with this institution. Besides a checking account, you may have Certificates of Deposit, a car loan, a business checking account, a commercial loan, a Social Security direct deposit, and other relationships with the institution. The FDIC has compiled the following information, which should answer many of your questions.

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II.  Press Release

The FDIC has issued a press release (PR-036-2014) about the institution's closure. If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact LaJuan Williams-Young at 1-202-898-3876.

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III.  Acquiring Financial Institution

All deposit accounts, including brokered deposits, have been transferred to United Fidelity Bank, fsb, Evansville, IN ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately. The former Columbia Savings Bank location will reopen as a branch of United Fidelity Bank, fsb during regular business hours.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at United Fidelity Bank, fsb for six months after the failure of Columbia Savings Bank. Checks that were drawn on Columbia Savings Bank that did not clear before the institution closed will be honored as long as there are sufficient funds in the account. If you have questions about your account(s) transferred to the assuming bank, you may speak to an FDIC representative by calling 1-800-894-2810.

For general questions about FDIC deposit insurance coverage, please call 1-877-275-3342 or visit EDIE, the FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator.

EDIE - FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator

You may withdraw your funds from any transferred account without an early withdrawal penalty until you enter into a new deposit agreement with United Fidelity Bank, fsb as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans. You may view more information about United Fidelity Bank, fsb by visiting their web site.

United Fidelity Bank, fsb (www.unitedfidelity.com)

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V.  Banking Services

The Automated Teller Machines (ATM) and online service will remain available.

The bank will maintain its regular business hours, and you may continue to use the services to which you previously had access, such as safe deposit boxes, night deposit boxes, wire services, etc.

Your checks will be processed as usual. All outstanding checks will be paid against your available balance(s) as if no change had occurred. Your new bank will contact you soon regarding any changes in the terms of your account. If you have a problem with a merchant refusing to accept your check, please contact your branch office. An account representative will clear up any confusion about the validity of your checks.

All interest accrued through Friday, May 23, 2014 will be paid at your same rate. United Fidelity Bank, fsb will be reviewing rates. You will be notified of any changes.

Your direct deposits and automatic withdrawals will be transferred to your new bank. If you have any questions or special requests, you may contact a representative of your new bank at your branch office.

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VI.  Loan Customers

If you had a loan with Columbia Savings Bank, you should continue to make your payments as usual.  The terms of your loan will not change, because they are contractually agreed to in your promissory note. Checks should be made payable as usual and sent to the same address until further notice. If you have further questions regarding an existing loan, please contact your loan officer.

For all questions regarding new loans and the lending policies of United Fidelity Bank, fsb, please contact your branch office. Please see A Borrower’s Guide to an FDIC Insured Bank Failure for additional information.

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VII.  Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution

TO THE CREDITORS OF THE FAILED INSTITUTION

All creditors having claims against the Failed Institution must submit their claims in writing, together with proof of the claims, to the Receiver at the following address:

FDIC as Receiver for Columbia Savings Bank
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX  75201 - 3430
Attention: Claims Agent

Please note: There are time limits for filing a claim, your claim must be filed on or before . Under federal law, failure to file a claim on or before the Claims Bar Date will result in disallowance of the claim by the Receiver. The disallowance will be final. 12 U.S.C. Section 1821(d)(5)(C).

If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to Columbia Savings Bank prior to May 23, 2014 and have not been paid, you may have a claim against Columbia Savings Bank.

NOTE TO CLASS CLAIMANTS: By law, the Receiver will not accept a claim filed on behalf of a proposed class of individuals or entities or a class of individuals or entities certified by a court. EACH individual or entity must file a separate claim with the Receiver.

TO Columbia Bancorp, Inc. INVESTORS

All shares of Columbia Savings Bank were owned by its holding company, Columbia Bancorp, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. The holding company was not included in the closing of the bank or the resulting receivership. If you are a shareholder of Columbia Bancorp, Inc., please do not contact or file a claim with the Receiver. You must contact Columbia Bancorp, Inc. directly for information as follows:

Columbia Bancorp, Inc.
411 Ludlow Ave
Cincinnati, OH  45220
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VIII.  Priority of Claims

In accordance with Federal law, allowed claims will be paid, after administrative expenses, in the following order of priority:

  1. Depositors
  2. General Unsecured Creditors
  3. Subordinated Debt
  4. Stockholders
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IX.  Dividend Information

Dividend History on Columbia Savings Bank

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions

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X.  Brokered Deposits

The FDIC offers a reference guide to deposit brokers acting as agents for their investor clientele. This site outlines the FDIC's policies and procedures that must be followed by deposit brokers when filing for pass-through insurance coverage on custodial accounts deposited in a failed FDIC Insured Institution.

Deposit Broker's Processing Guide

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Last Updated 07/18/2014 cservicefdicdal@fdic.gov