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Failed Bank Information for Desert Hills Bank, Phoenix, AZ

On Friday, March 26, 2010, Desert Hills Bank was closed by the State of Arizona Department of Financial Institutions. The FDIC was named Receiver. New York Community Bank, Westbury, NY acquired all deposit accounts.

The FDIC as Receiver for Desert Hills Bank, Phoenix, AZ has taken all actions necessary to terminate the Receivership Estate. The Receiver published a legal notice of intent to terminate the receivership on May 22, 2023 and has made all dividend distributions required by law.

Effective September 1, 2023, the Receiver was discharged and the Receivership Estate was terminated and ceased existence as a legal entity.

Receivership Status


Notice of Termination

Effective Date: September 1, 2023

Notice of Intent to Terminate

Publication Date: May 22, 2023

Dividend Information

Report on dividends paid

Press Release

Official press release


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About New York Community Bank

All deposit accounts, excluding certain brokered deposits, were transferred to New York Community Bank, Westbury, NY ("assuming institution"). Former Desert Hills Bank locations reopened as branches of New York Community Bank.

Your transferred deposits were separately insured from any accounts you may have already had at New York Community Bank for at least six months after the failure of Desert Hills Bank.

You may withdraw your funds from any transferred account without an early withdrawal penalty until you enter into a new deposit agreement with New York Community Bank as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans.

New York Community Bank (

Contacting New York Community Bank

You can contact New York Community Bank:

New York Community Bank
102 Duffy Ave
Hicksville, NY 11801

Transaction Documentation

Purchase & Assumption Agreement - PDF
Agreement between FDIC and acquiring institution

Bid Summary
Report on the bids to purchase the failed bank