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On Friday, July 31, 2009, First State Bank of Altus, Altus, OK was
closed by the Oklahoma State Banking Department, 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.
The FDIC has issued a press release
the institution's closure. If you represent a media outlet and would
like information about the closure, please contact
Williams-Young at 202-898-3876.
All deposit accounts have been transferred to
Herring Bank, Amarillo, TX ("assuming
and will be available immediately. On Saturday, August 1, 2009,
the former First State Bank of Altus location will reopen as a branch of
Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts
you may already have at Herring Bank for six
months after the failure of First State Bank of Altus. Checks
that were drawn on First State Bank of Altus 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 regarding deposit insurance by calling 1-866-674-8944.
For general questions about FDIC deposit insurance coverage, please call 1-877-275-3342 or visit EDIE, the 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 Herring Bank as long as
the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans. You may view more
information about Herring Bank by visiting their web site.
The Automated Teller Machines (ATM) and online service will remain available.
As of Saturday, August 1, 2009,
you may continue to use the services to which you previously had access,
safe deposit boxes, night deposit boxes, wire services,
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, July 31, 2009, will
be paid at your same rate. Herring Bank will
review rates and notify you if interest rates will change.
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
Herring Bank assumed most of the loans held by First State Bank of Altus. For the loans acquired by Herring Bank, your payment amounts and due dates are the same. If your payment(s) are deducted from your account, they will continue as in the past. You should continue to make your checks payable to First State Bank of Altus and send your payments to the same address.
The FDIC will contact those borrowers whose loans were not passed along to Herring Bank.
For all questions regarding new loans and the lending policies of Herring Bank, please contact your branch office.
If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to
First State Bank of Altus after Friday July 31, 2009 and have not been paid you do not have a claim against
First State Bank of Altus. 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 First State
Bank of Altus
prior to Friday July 31, 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
First State Bank of Altus prior to the bank's failure for which you have not been
paid and you have not received communication,
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Receiver:
First State Bank of Altus
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Attention: Claims Agent
Please note: There are time limits for filing a claim,
your claim must be filed on or before 11/04/2009.
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.