Failed Bank Information
Information for FirstCity Bank, Stockbridge, GA
- Press Release
- Is My Account Fully Insured?
- Acquiring Financial Institution
- Question and Answer Sheet
- Banking Services
- Loan Customers
- Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution
- Priority of Claims
- Dividend Information
- Brokered Deposits
- Balance Sheet Summary
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On March 20, 2009, FirstCity Bank, Stockbridge, GA was closed by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance and the 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.
II. Press Release
The FDIC has issued a press release (PR-044-2009) 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.
III. Is My Account Fully Insured?
This link will allow you to verify the insurance status of each of your accounts. This link will be available for use no later than the first business day after bank failure.
Simply enter your account number in the search screen. If you receive the message that "your account is fully insured" a link will appear that provides you with additional information. If you receive the message that you should contact the FDIC, then a link will appear that provides you contact information.
III. Acquiring Financial Institution
An assuming institution could not be located; therefore, the FDIC will fulfill its obligation to insured depositors by mailing checks for their insured amounts.
Principal and interest on insured accounts, through March 20, 2009, are fully insured by the FDIC, up to the insurance limit of $250,000. You will receive full payment for your insured account. Certain entitlements and different types of accounts can be insured for more than the $250,000 limit. IRA funds are insured separately from other types of accounts, up to a $250,000 limit.
All interest bearing accounts that exceed the $250,000 insurance limit and/or all interest bearing accounts that appear to be related and exceed this limit are reviewed by the FDIC to determine their ownership and insurance coverage. If you think you might have uninsured deposits, you should call the FDIC Call Center to arrange for a telephone interview with a Claims Agent at (888) 206-4662. The Claim Agent may direct you to download and submit a particular form that will assist in expediting the processing of your claim.
If it is determined that you have uninsured funds, the FDIC will generate and mail to you a Receiver Certificate. This certificate entitles you to share proportionately in any funds recovered through the disposal of the assets of FirstCity Bank. This means that you may eventually recover some of your uninsured funds.
To find out more about FDIC Deposit Insurance:
Your CD(s) will automatically be closed, and you will receive a check up to the insured amount from the FDIC. You will not be assessed an early withdrawal penalty. A hold may be in place on deposits accounts due to delinquent loans where the depositor is the borrower or guarantor. Additionally, any account pledged as collateral for a loan will be held.
V. Banking Services
On March 20, 2009, all accounts have been closed and you will receive a check up to your insured amount and a final statement from the FDIC. You will no longer have access to the website and online services.
VI. Loan Customers
If you had a loan with FirstCity Bank, you should continue to make your payments as usual. The terms of your loan will not change under the terms of the loan contract, 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, please contact your loan officer.
Please see A Borrower's Guide to an FDIC Insured Bank Failure for additional information.
VII. Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution
If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to FirstCity Bank after Friday, March 20, 2009 and have not been paid you do not have a claim against FirstCity Bank. Please follow your normal billing procedures by providing an invoice as instructed.
Claims against failed financial institutions occur when bills sent to the institution remain unpaid at the time of failure. If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to the FirstCity Bank prior to Friday, March 20, 2009 and have not been paid you may be entitled to a claim against the bank. If you provided a product to or a service for FirstCity Bank prior to the bank's failure for which you have not been paid and you have not received communication, contact:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: First City Bank
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Please note: There are time limits for filing a claim, your claim must be filed on or before 06/25/2009.
VIII. Priority of Claims
In accordance with Federal law, allowed claims will be paid, after administrative expenses, in the following order of priority:
- General Unsecured Creditors
- Subordinated Debt
IX. Dividend Information
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.