What about my account with State Bank of Aurora?
If you had an account with State Bank of Aurora, you now have an account
with Northern State Bank,
WI. All deposit
accounts, which include
checking, savings, money market, CDs and retirement accounts, have been
transferred to Northern State Bank, regardless of the dollar amount. No one
lost any money
on deposit in State Bank of Aurora.
Customers of both banks should continue to use their existing locations until
Northern State Bank can fully integrate the deposit records of State Bank
To forewarn you of any scams, please be advised that you will not receive
any notification from the FDIC, the Receiver, or Northern State Bank to
provide any private information.
be watchful for and resist any scams to obtain information from you by individuals
or entities purporting to act on behalf of State Bank of Aurora, Northern
State Bank, or the FDIC.
ATM/debit card and/or Billpay:
What about my ATM/debit card and/or bill paying with State Bank of Aurora?
Your ATM/debit card will continue to work, and bill paying will work as it has in the past.
I am a deposit broker or have brokered deposits. What do I do?
As an All-Deposit Transfer transaction, the total of
all deposit accounts, including brokered deposits, have been
assumed by Northern State Bank.
Be advised, however, that from and after the date of closing,
Northern State Bank will accrue and pay interest on deposit liabilities
at a rate it shall determine; accordingly, Northern State Bank
shall permit depositors, including brokered depositors, impacted
by reduced rates to
deposits without penalty for early withdrawal.
If you are a customer who has a State Bank of Aurora deposit through a broker, you must contact your broker with any questions.
Direct Deposits - Government Deposits:
What will happen to my direct deposits?
Direct Deposits, including Social Security checks, will continue as normal.
Existing Deposits at Northern State Bank:
I already have other deposit accounts with the new bank. When combined with balances at this bank,
my deposits exceed $250,000. Are all funds insured?
The accounts transferred to Northern State Bank will be separately
insured for at least six months after the merger. This grace period gives
a depositor the opportunity to restructure the accounts, if necessary.
CDs from the failed bank are separately insured until the earliest maturity date after the end of the
six-month grace period.
CDs that mature during the six-month period and are renewed for the same term and in the same dollar
amount (either with or without accrued interest) continue to be separately insured until the first maturity
date after the six-month period.
If a CD matures during the six-month grace period and is renewed on any other basis, it would be
separately insured only until the end of the six-month grace period.
Interest Rates, Early Withdrawal Penalty:
Will I continue to earn interest at the same rate? Will I be charged an early withdrawal penalty?
Interest on all deposits accrued through Friday, March 19, 2010,
will be paid at your same rate. Northern State Bank will review
rates and notify you if interest rates will change.
Your interest rate may be reduced.
You may withdraw funds from any transferred account without an early withdrawal
penalty until you enter into a new deposit agreement with your new bank.
Entering into a new deposit agreement can be done by either renewing your
a deposit to or a withdrawal from your account.
What about my loan or mortgage with State Bank of Aurora?
All mortgages and loans have been assumed by Northern State Bank. Your
payment amount and due date are the same. If you are having your
payment deducted from your account, it will continue as it has
in the past. You
should continue to make your checks payable to State Bank of Aurora
and send your payments to the same address.
Loans in Process:
What happens if I had a loan in process that had not closed or a line of credit not fully funded?
You should contact your loan officer. All prior contacts remain the same.
Media: I represent a TV/Newspaper/Radio and would like some information.
Please contact the Office of Public Affairs:
What about checks that I have written on my account with State Bank of Aurora?
Your checks will clear up to the available balance in your account. You can
continue to use your existing checks.
Safe Deposit Boxes:
How can I claim the contents of my safe deposit box?
It is business as usual. You can go to your local branch and access your
safe deposit box; however, no action on your part is required because of this transaction.
What about my shares of stock?
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.
Why do all deposits, insured or not, pass in some transactions but not in others?
The FDIC is required by law to employ the least-cost resolution measure for each failed financial institution. The most frequent result had been for the FDIC to transfer only the insured deposits in a Purchase and Assumption transaction; however, the temporary increase in the deposit insurance limit has assisted in the transfer of all deposits more often in the past year.
I did some work for the bank and have not been paid. What should I do?
All claims against State Bank of Aurora, together with proof of the claims, must
be submitted in writing to the Receiver at the following address:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: State Bank of Aurora
1601 N. Bryan Street
Dallas, TX 75201-3430
Attention: Claims Agent