Question and Answer Guide
Seaway Bank and Trust Company, Chicago, IL
The following list of responses to frequently asked questions may assist you in understanding what is happening at Seaway Bank and Trust Company.
On Friday, January 27, 2017, Seaway Bank and Trust Company, Chicago, IL was closed by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation - Division of Banking. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was then named Receiver. Subsequent to the closure, State Bank of Texas, Dallas, Texas, acquired all the deposits and substantially all the assets of Seaway Bank and Trust Company from the FDIC as Receiver. All shares of stock were owned by the holding company, which was not involved in this transaction.
YOUR MONEY IS SAFE! No one lost any money on deposit as a result of the closure of this bank. All deposits, regardless of dollar amount, were transferred to State Bank of Texas.
ACCESS TO YOUR MONEY: You may continue to use your same checks, and they will clear up to the balance in your account. Your ATM/Debit card will continue to work as usual. The total balance in your account(s), including checking, savings, money market, non-brokered Certificates of Deposit, and retirement accounts, has been transferred to State Bank of Texas and will be available for transactions during regular business hours at the former bank branches.
DIRECT DEPOSITS: All direct deposits, for example, social security checks, payroll, veterans' benefits, disability, unemployment or any payment you receive electronically will continue as usual.
AUTOPAYMENTS/BILL PAY/ONLINE BANKING: These services will continue as usual. Your routing number and account number will remain the same until you are notified in writing by State Bank of Texas.
INTEREST RATES: Interest on deposits accrued through close of business on January 27, 2017 will be paid at your same rate. Seaway Bank and Trust Company’s rates will be reviewed by State Bank of Texas and may be lowered; however, you will be notified in writing of any changes. You may withdraw funds from any transferred account, regardless of whether your interest rate changes, without early withdrawal penalty until you enter into a new deposit agreement with State Bank of Texas.
BROKERED DEPOSITS: The total of all deposit accounts, including brokered deposits, have been assumed by State Bank of Texas. If you are a customer who has a Seaway Bank and Trust Company deposit through a broker, you must contact your broker with any questions.
TAX REPORTING – 1098 AND/OR 1099: State Bank of Texas will be responsible for mailing your 1099 tax information. Your 1098 reporting will be done by the FDIC or the servicer of your loan. You will be notified of any changes in ownership or servicing of your loan.
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES: You may continue to access your safe deposit box during normal business hours. Any changes will be communicated by State Bank of Texas.
OVERDRAFT LINES OF CREDIT: These lines have been transferred to State Bank of Texas. Please contact State Bank of Texas if you have additional questions regarding your accounts.
LOAN PAYMENTS: You should continue to make your payments according to the terms of your written contract. You may continue to make your payments at the branch office or send them to the same payment address with checks made payable to Seaway Bank and Trust Company.
ESCROW PAYMENTS: All services previously performed related to your loan will continue. Should you receive notification that any portion of your taxes or insurance was not paid, notify your loan officer immediately.
LOANS IN PROCESS: Please contact your current loan officer directly.
SHARES OF STOCK: All shares of stock were owned by the holding company, Seaway Bancshares, Inc., Chicago, IL. The holding company was not included in the closing of the bank or the resulting receivership. If you are a shareholder of Seaway Bancshares, Inc., please do not contact or file a claim with the receiver. You must contact the holding company directly for more information:
Seaway Bancshares, Inc.
645 E. 87th Street
Chicago, IL 60619
CLAIMS: Please send claims to the following address:
FDIC as Receiver for Seaway Bank and Trust Company
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Attention: Claims Agent
DEPOSIT INSURANCE INFORMATION: If you have accounts in both Seaway Bank and Trust Company of Texas and State Bank of Texas, they will be insured separately for at least six months following the merger of the banks. This will allow you time to restructure your accounts if necessary.
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: You may contact the FDIC Call Center at the number provided below with any additional questions:
FDIC Call Center Toll free number 1-800-930-5169 Hours of Operation – Central Time Zone Friday, January 27, 2017: Until 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2017: Noon – 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2017: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thereafter: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SCAMS: Be watchful for and resistant to any scams to obtain information from you by individuals or entities stating that they are acting on behalf of either Seaway Bank and Trust Company State Bank of Texas, or the FDIC. If you are contacted by anyone requesting personal information from you related to this event, please contact the FDIC Call Center listed above to report the incident.
For more information: https://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/seaway.html