Question and Answer Guide
First DuPage Bank, Westmont, IL
FDIC Call Center
Toll free number 1-800-450-5417
Hours of Operation - Central Time
Friday, October 23, 2009: Until 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 2009: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 2009: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Thereafter: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
On October 23, 2009, First DuPage Bank, Westmont, IL, was closed by the Illinois
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation – Division of Banking. The Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation (FDIC) was then named Receiver. Subsequent to the closure, First
Midwest Bank, Itasca, IL acquired all the deposits and substantially all of the
assets of First DuPage Bank from the FDIC as Receiver for First DuPage Bank.
Any claims by equity holders were not acquired.
The total balance in your account(s) has been transferred to First Midwest Bank and will be available for transactions during regular business hours at the former First DuPage Bank branch starting on Saturday, October 24, 2009.
You may continue to use your same checks, ATM cards and debit cards until notified.
All Direct Deposits, including Social Security checks, will continue as usual.
Account(s): What about my account with First DuPage Bank?
If you had an account with First DuPage Bank, you now have an account with First Midwest Bank, Itasca, IL. All deposit accounts, which include checking, savings, money market, CDs and retirement accounts, have been transferred to First Midwest Bank, regardless of the dollar amount. No one lost any money on deposit in First DuPage Bank.
Customers of both banks should continue to use their existing branches until First Midwest Bank can fully integrate the deposit records of First DuPage Bank.
To forewarn you of any scams, please be advised that you will not receive any e-mail notification from the FDIC, the Receiver, or First Midwest Bank to claim/unlock/unsuspend your account or to provide any private information. Please be watchful for and resist any such scams to obtain information from you by individuals or entities purporting to act on behalf of First DuPage Bank or the FDIC.
ATM/debit card and/or Billpay: What about my ATM/debit card and/or bill paying with First DuPage Bank?
Your ATM/debit card will continue to work, and bill paying will work as it has in the past.
Brokered Deposits: I am a deposit broker or have brokered deposits. What do I do?
As an All-Deposit Transfer transaction, the total of all deposit accounts, excluding the Cede & Co. brokered deposits, have been assumed by First Midwest Bank. The FDIC retained the Cede & Co. brokered deposits and will pay those accounts off directly.
Be advised, however, that from and after the date of closing, First Midwest Bank will accrue and pay interest on deposit liabilities at a rate it shall determine; accordingly, First Midwest Bank shall permit depositors impacted by reduced rates to withdraw their deposits without penalty for early withdrawal.
Direct Deposits - Government Deposits: What will happen to my direct deposits?
Direct Deposits, including Social Security checks, will continue as normal.
Existing Deposits at First Midwest Bank: I already have other deposit accounts with the new bank. When combined with balances at this bank, my deposits exceed $250,000. Are all funds insured?
The accounts transferred to First Midwest Bank will be separately insured for at least six months after the merger. This grace period gives a depositor the opportunity to restructure the accounts, if necessary.
CDs from the failed bank are separately insured until the earliest maturity date after the end of the six-month grace period.
CDs that mature during the six-month period and are renewed for the same term and in the same dollar amount (either with or without accrued interest) continue to be separately insured until the first maturity date after the six-month period.
If a CD matures during the six-month grace period and is renewed on any other basis, it would be separately insured only until the end of the six-month grace period.
Interest Rates, Early Withdrawal Penalty: Will I continue to earn interest at the same rate? Will I be charged an early withdrawal penalty?
Interest on all deposits accrued through Friday, October 23, 2009,
will be paid at your same rate. First Midwest Bank will review
rates and notify you if interest rates will change. Your interest
rate may be reduced.
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. Entering into a new deposit agreement can be done by either renewing your CD or making a deposit to or a withdrawal from your account.
Loans/mortgages: What about my loan or mortgage with First DuPage Bank?
All mortgages and loans have been assumed by First Midwest Bank. Your payment amount and due date are the same. If you are having your payment deducted from your account, it will continue as it has in the past. You should continue to make your checks payable to First DuPage Bank and send your payments to the same address.
Loans in Process: What happens if I had a loan in process that had not closed or a line of credit not fully funded?
You should contact your loan officer. All prior contacts remain the same.
Media: I represent a TV/Newspaper/Radio and would like some information.
Please contact the Office of Public Affairs:
Outstanding Checks: What about checks that I have written on my account with First DuPage Bank?
Your checks will clear up to the available balance in your account. You can continue to use your existing checks.
Safe Deposit Boxes: How can I claim the contents of my safe deposit box?
It is business as usual. You can go to your branch office and access your safe deposit box; however, no action on your part is required because of this transaction.
Shareholders: What about my shares of stock?
All shares of First DuPage Bank were owned by its holding company, First DuPage Bancorp, Inc., Westmont, IL. The holding company was not included in the resolution of the bank or the resulting receivership. If you are a shareholder of First DuPage Bancorp, Inc., please do not contact or file a claim with the Receiver. You may contact First DuPage Bancorp, Inc. directly for information as follows:
First DuPage Bancorp, Inc.
222 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60601
Transaction Types: Why do all deposits, insured or not, pass in some transactions but not in others?
The FDIC is required by law to employ the least-cost resolution measure for each failed financial institution. The most frequent result is for the FDIC to transfer only the insured deposits in a merger transaction. The FDIC has been able to transfer all deposits in about 25% of the failures over the past 15 years.
Unpaid Bills: I did some work for the bank and have not been paid. What should I do?
All claims against First DuPage Bank, together with proof of the claims, must be submitted in writing to the Receiver at the following address:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: First DuPage Bank
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Attention: Claims Agent