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Failed Bank Information

Information for Hillcrest Bank Florida, Naples, FL

  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Question and Answer Guide
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  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 (324 KB PDF File - PDF Help)
  12. Bid Summary
  13. Hillcrest Bank Florida Contact Information
  14. Balance Sheet Summary

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I.  Introduction

On Friday, October 23, 2009, Hillcrest Bank Florida, Naples, FL was closed by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, 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-188-2009) about the institution's closure.  If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact Andrew Gray at 1-202-494-1049.

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III.  Acquiring Financial Institution

All deposit accounts, excluding certain brokered deposits, have been transferred to Stonegate Bank, Fort Lauderdale, FL ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately. On Friday, October 23, 2009, the former Hillcrest Bank Florida locations will reopen as branches of Stonegate Bank.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at Stonegate Bank for six months after the failure of Hillcrest Bank Florida. Checks that were drawn on Hillcrest Bank Florida 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 1-800-517-1846.

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 Stonegate Bank as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans. You may view more information about Stonegate Bank by visiting their web site.

Stonegate Bank (

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V.  Banking Services

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

As of Monday, October 26, 2009, 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, October 23, 2009, will be paid at your same rate.  Stonegate Bank will be reviewing rates.  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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VI.  Loan Customers

If you had a loan with Hillcrest Bank Florida, 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 Stonegate Bank, 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

If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to Hillcrest Bank Florida after Friday, October 23, 2009 and have not been paid, you do not have a claim against Hillcrest Bank Florida. 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 Hillcrest Bank Florida prior to Friday, October 23, 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 Hillcrest Bank Florida prior to the bank's failure for which you have not been paid and you have not received communication, please contact:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: Hillcrest Bank Florida
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, Texas  75201
Attention: Claims Agent

Please note: There are time limits for filing a claim, your claim must be filed on or before 1/27/2010.

Shareholders have a claim against the receivership; however, they have the lowest priority of claim. You should discuss this with an accountant and/or the IRS concerning the exact requirements necessary to recognize the investment as a loss for tax purposes. The FDIC does not require stockholders to file a claim with the Receiver. However, we recommend that you keep our office informed of any address change, should we need to contact you in the future.

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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 Hillcrest Bank Florida