Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Failed Bank Information

Information for Bank of Jackson County, Graceville, FL

  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Question and Answer Guide
  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 (14.2 mb PDF File - PDF Help)
  12. Bid Summary
  13. Bank of Jackson County Contact Information
  14. Balance Sheet Summary

Please be advised you will not receive any email notification to claim/unlock/unsuspend your account or to provide any private information. Please be aware of any Phishing Scams to obtain information from you.

I.  Introduction

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Bank of Jackson County, Graceville, 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.

Back to top

II.  Press Release

The FDIC has issued a press release (PR-097-2013) about the institution's closure. If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact LaJuan Williams-Young at 1-202-898-3876.

Back to top

III.  Acquiring Financial Institution

All deposit accounts, including brokered deposits, have been transferred to First Federal Bank of Florida, Lake City, FL ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately. The former Bank of Jackson County locations will reopen as branches of First Federal Bank of Florida during regular business hours.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at First Federal Bank of Florida for six months after the failure of Bank of Jackson County. Checks that were drawn on Bank of Jackson County 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 1-800-613-0523.

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

First Federal Bank of Florida (www.ffsb.com)

Back to top

V.  Banking Services

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

The bank will maintain its regular business hours, and 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 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 will be paid at your same rate. First Federal Bank of Florida will be reviewing rates. You will be notified of any changes.

Your direct deposits and automatic withdrawals will be transferred to your new bank. If you have any questions or special requests, you may contact a representative of your new bank at your branch office.

Back to top

VI.  Loan Customers

If you had a loan with Bank of Jackson County, 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 First Federal Bank of Florida, please contact your branch office. Please see A Borrower’s Guide to an FDIC Insured Bank Failure for additional information.

Back to top

VII.  Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution

TO THE CREDITORS OF THE FAILED INSTITUTION

All creditors having claims against the Failed Institution must submit their claims in writing, together with proof of the claims, to the Receiver at the following address:

FDIC as Receiver for Bank of Jackson County
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX  75201-3430
Attention: Claims Agent

Please note: There are time limits for filing a claim, your claim must be filed on or before . Under federal law, failure to file a claim on or before the Claims Bar Date will result in disallowance of the claim by the Receiver. The disallowance will be final. 12 U.S.C. Section 1821(d)(5)(C).

If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to Bank of Jackson County prior to October 30, 2013 and have not been paid, you may have a claim against Bank of Jackson County.

NOTE TO CLASS CLAIMANTS: By law, the Receiver will not accept a claim filed on behalf of a proposed class of individuals or entities or a class of individuals or entities certified by a court. EACH individual or entity must file a separate claim with the Receiver.

TO BJC Holding, Inc. INVESTORS

All shares of Bank of Jackson County were owned by its holding company, BJC Holding, Inc., Graceville, FL. The holding company was not included in the closing of the bank or the resulting receivership. If you are a shareholder of BJC Holding, Inc., please do not contact or file a claim with the Receiver. You must contact BJC Holding, Inc. directly for information as follows:

c/o Tom Wilder
TW Insurance
4287 Lafayette St
Marianna, FL  32446
Telephone 850-718-6632
Back to top

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
Back to top

IX.  Dividend Information

No dividends have been declared at this time.

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions

Back to top

X.  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's Processing Guide

Back to top

General Disclaimer


Last Updated 03/21/2014 cservicefdicdal@fdic.gov