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Failed Bank Information

Information for Integrity Bank, Alpharetta, GA

  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Question and Answer Sheet
  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 (3,273 KB PDF File - PDF Help)
  12. Integrity Bank Contact Information
  13. Balance Sheet Summary

I.  Introduction

On August 29, 2008, Integrity Bank, Alpharetta, GA was closed by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance 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-74-2008) about the institution's closure.  If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact David Barr at 202-898-6992.

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III.  Acquiring Financial Institution

All deposit accounts have been transferred to Regions Bank, Birmingham, AL ("assuming institution") and will be available as usual. Your bank will re-open on Tuesday during regular business hours at the former Integrity Bank main office and branch locations.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at Regions Bank for six months after the failure of Integrity Bank. Checks that were drawn on Integrity 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 regarding deposit insurance by calling 1-800-523-0640.

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

Regions Bank (

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V.  Banking Services

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

As of September 2, 2008 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 insured balance(s) as if no change had occurred.  Regions 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 Regions Bank, Customer Service Department, at 1-800-592-1958.  An account representative will clear up any confusion about the validity of your checks.

All interest accrued through Friday, will be paid at your same rate.  Regions 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 Regions Bank.  If you have any questions or special requests, you may contact a representative of Regions Bank at 1-800-592-1958.

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VI.  Loan Customers

If you had a loan with Integrity 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 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 1-800-523-0640.

For all questions regarding new loans and the lending policies of Regions Bank, please contact 1-800-592-1958 or visit the Regions Bank website at

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VII.  Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution

Claims against failed financial institutions occur when bills sent to the institution remain unpaid at the time of failure.  Shortly after the failure, the FDIC sends notices directly to all known service providers to explain the claim filing process.

Please note: there are time limits for filing a claim, as specified in the notice.

If you provided a service for Integrity Bank, and have not received a notice, please contact:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: Integrity Bank
Attention: Claims Department, DRR
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, Texas  75201
Call toll free 1-800-568-9161

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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 Integrity Bank

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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