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Information for Bank of Clark County, Vancouver, WA
  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Is My Account Fully Insured?
  4. Acquiring Financial Institution
  5. Question and Answer Guide
  6. Banking Services
  7. Loan Customers
  8. Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution
  9. Priority of Claims
  10. Dividend Information
  11. Brokered Deposits
  12. Purchase and Assumption Agreement (481 KB PDF File - PDF Help)
  13. Bank of Clark County Contact Information
  14. Balance Sheet Summary
I.  Introduction
On January 16, 2009, Bank of Clark County, Vancouver, WA was closed by the Washington Department 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-006-2009) about the institution's closure.  If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact LaJuan Williams-Young at 202-898-3876.
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III.  Is My Account Fully Insured?
This link will allow you to verify the insurance status of each of your accounts. This link will be available for use no later than the first business day after bank failure.

Simply enter your account number in the search screen. If you receive the message that "your account is fully insured" a link will appear that provides you with additional information. If you receive the message that you should contact the FDIC, then a link will appear that provides you contact information.

Is My Account Fully Insured?

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IV.  Acquiring Financial Institution
All insured non-brokered deposit accounts have been transferred to Umpqua Bank, Roseburg, OR ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately.  On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, the former Bank of Clark County locations will reopen as branches of Umpqua Bank.

Principal and interest on insured accounts, through January 16, 2009, are fully insured by the FDIC, up to the insurance limit of $250,000.  You will receive full payment for your insured account.  Certain entitlements and different types of accounts can be insured for more than the $250,000 limit.  IRA funds are insured separately from other types of accounts, up to a $250,000 limit.

All interest bearing accounts that exceed the $250,000 insurance limit, and/or all interest bearing accounts that appear to be related and exceed this limit, are reviewed by the FDIC to determine their ownership and insurance coverage.  If you think you might have uninsured deposits you should call the FDIC Call Center to arrange for a telephone interview with  a Claims Agent at 1-800-822-9247. The Claim Agent may direct you to download and submit a particular form that will assist in expediting the processing of your claim.

List of Affidavits, Declarations, and Forms available for download

Please return the forms to the FDIC by FAX (facsimile) or mail at the number or address listed for the failed institution.

FDIC Call Center
Hours of Operation

All Hours are Pacific Time
Friday, January 16, 2009:   Until 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 17, 2009:   9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 18, 2009:   Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Thereafter:   8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
If it is determined that you have uninsured funds, the FDIC will generate and mail to you a Receiver Certificate.  This certificate entitles you to share proportionately in any funds recovered through the disposal of the assets of Bank of Clark County.  This means that you will eventually recover some of your uninsured funds.

To find out more about FDIC Deposit Insurance:

Checks that were drawn on Bank of Clark County will be honored up to your available balance or the insured amount.  You may withdraw funds from any transferred account without an early withdrawal penalty until you enter into a new deposit agreement with your new bank.  A hold may be in place on deposit accounts due to delinquent loans where the depositor is the borrower or guarantor.  Additionally, any account pledged as collateral for a loan will be held.  You may view more information about Umpqua Bank by visiting their web site.

Umpqua Bank (www.umpquabank.com)

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VI.  Banking Services
The Automated Teller Machines (ATM) will remain available.

Online services will resume on Monday, January 19, 2009.

On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, you may continue to use all other 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 insured 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, January 16, 2009, will be paid at your same rate.  Umpqua Bank will be reviewing rates and will provide further information soon.  You will be notified of any changes.

Your automatic direct deposit(s) and/or automatic withdrawal(s) will be transferred automatically to your new bank.  If you have any questions or special requests, you may contact a representative of your assuming institution at your branch office.

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VII.  Loan Customers
If you had a loan with Bank of Clark County, you should continue to make your payments as usual.  The terms of your loan will not change under the terms of the loan contract because they are contractually agreed to in your promissory note with the failed institution.  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, you may call 1-800-822-9247.

For all questions regarding new loans and the lending policies of Umpqua Bank, please contact your branch office.

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VIII.  Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution

If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to the Bank of Clark County after Friday, January 16, 2009 and have not been paid you do not have a claim against the Bank of Clark County. Please follow your normal billing procedures by providing an invoice as instructed.

Claims against failed financial institutions occur when bills sent to the institution remain unpaid at the time of failure. If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to the Bank of Clark County prior to Friday, January 16, 2009 and have not been paid you may be entitled to a claim against the bank. If you provided a product to or a service for the Bank of Clark County prior to the bank's failure for which you have not been paid and you have not received communication, please contact the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at the address below.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver:  Bank of Clark County
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Please note:  There are time limits for filing a claim, your claim must be filed on or before 04/23/2009.

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IX.  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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X.  Dividend Information
Dividend History on Bank of Clark County

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions
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XI.  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 Processing Guide

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General Disclaimer

Last Updated 08/16/2012 cservicefdicdal@fdic.gov