Failed Bank Information
Information for Heritage Bank of Florida, Lutz, FL
- Press Release
- Acquiring Financial Institution
- Question and Answer Guide
- Banking Services
- Loan Customers
- Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution
- Priority of Claims
- Dividend Information
- Brokered Deposits
- Purchase and Assumption Agreement (4.04 mb PDF File - PDF Help)
- Bid Summary
- Balance Sheet Summary
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On Friday, November 2, 2012, Heritage Bank of Florida, Lutz, 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.
II. Press Release
The FDIC has issued a press release (PR-127-2012) about the institution's closure. If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact Greg Hernandez at 1-202-898-6984.
III. Acquiring Financial Institution
All deposit accounts, including brokered deposits, have been transferred to Centennial Bank, Conway, AR ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately. The former Heritage Bank of Florida locations will reopen as branches of Centennial Bank during regular business hours.
Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at Centennial Bank for six months after the failure of Heritage Bank of Florida. Checks that were drawn on Heritage Bank of Florida 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 (888) 206-4662.
For general questions about FDIC deposit insurance coverage, please call 1-877-275-3342 or visit EDIE, the 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 Centennial Bank as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans. You may view more information about Centennial Bank by visiting their web site.
Centennial Bank (www.my100bank.com)
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 Friday, November 2, 2012 will be paid at your same rate. Centennial Bank 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.
VI. Loan Customers
If you had a loan with Heritage Bank of Florida, 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 Centennial Bank, please contact your branch office. Please see A Borrower's Guide to an FDIC Insured Bank Failure for additional information.
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 Heritage Bank of North Florida
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 02/06/2013. 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 Heritage Bank of Florida prior to November 2, 2012 and have not been paid, you may have a claim against Heritage Bank of Florida.
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.
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.
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.