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Failed Bank Information
Information for Colonial Bank, Montgomery AL
  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Question and Answer Guide
    En Espanol
  5. Banking Services
  6. Loan Customers
  7. Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution
  8. Priority of Claims
  9. Dividend Information
  10. Brokered Deposits
  11. Purchase and Assumption Agreement (679 kb PDF File - PDF Help)
  12. Bid Summary
  13. Colonial Bank Contact Information
  14. Balance Sheet Summary
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I.  Introduction
On Friday, August 14, 2009, Colonial Bank, Montgomery, AL was closed by the Alabama State Banking Department, 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.

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II.  Press Release
The FDIC has issued a press release (PR-143-2009) about the institution's closure.  If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact Andrew Gray at 202-494-1049.
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III.  Acquiring Financial Institution
All deposit accounts have been transferred to Branch Banking and Trust Company, (BB&T), Winston-Salem, NC ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately.  The former Colonial Bank locations will reopen as branches of BB&T. Each location will operate by the same schedule it did prior to this transaction.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at BB&T for six months after the failure of Colonial Bank. Checks that were drawn on Colonial Bank 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 regarding deposit insurance by calling 1-800-405-8739.

For general questions about FDIC deposit insurance coverage, please call 1-877-275-3342 or visit EDIE, the FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator.

EDIE - 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 BB&T as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans. You may view more information about BB&T by visiting their web site.

Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) (www.bbt.com)

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V.  Banking Services
The Automated Teller Machines (ATM) and online service will remain available.

During regular business hours, 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, August 14, 2009, will be paid at your same rate.  BB&T will be reviewing rates.  You will be notified of any changes.

Your automatic direct deposit(s) and/or automatic withdrawal(s) will be transferred automatically to your new bank.  If you have any questions or special requests, you may contact a representative of your assuming institution at your branch office.

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VI.  Loan Customers
The FDIC, as Receiver for Colonial Bank, has transferred servicing of Colonial’s mortgage loans from Taylor Bean & Whittaker to RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation. If you have any questions or wish to discuss your loan, please contact RoundPoint at 1-866-559-8717 or go to their website at www.RPMServicing.com/new_borrowers.html. You can email RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing at: servicinghelp@roundpointmortgage.com.  You can also reach the FDIC toll-free at 1-800-405-8739.

For all questions regarding new loans and the lending policies of BB&T, please contact your branch office.

Please see A Borrower’s Guide to an FDIC Insured Bank Failure for additional information.

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VII.  Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution

Determination of Insufficient Assets to Satisfy Claims Against Financial Institution in Receivership

SUMMARY: The FDIC has determined that insufficient assets exist in the receivership of Colonial Bank, Montgomery, Alabama, to make any distribution on general unsecured claims, and therefore such claims will recover nothing and have no value.

DATES: The FDIC made its determination on April 15, 2013.

If you have questions regarding this notice, you may contact an FDIC Claims Agent at (972) 761–8677.
Written correspondence may also be mailed to:

FDIC as Receiver of Colonial Bank
Attention: Claims Agent
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, Texas  75201

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 14, 2009, Colonial Bank, Montgomery, Alabama, (FIN #10103) was closed by the Alabama State Banking Department, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (''FDIC'') was appointed as its receiver (''Receiver''). In complying with its statutory duty to resolve the institution in the method that is least costly to the deposit insurance fund (see 12 U.S.C. 1823(c)(4)), the FDIC facilitated a transaction with Branch Banking and Trust (''BB&T''), Winston- Salem, North Carolina, to assume all of the deposits and most of the assets of the failed institution.

Section 11(d)(11)(A) of the FDI Act, 12 U.S.C. 1821(d)(11)(A), sets forth the order of priority for distribution of amounts realized from the liquidation or other resolution of an insured depository institution to pay claims. Under the statutory order of priority, administrative expenses and deposit liabilities must be paid in full before any distribution may be made to general unsecured creditors or any lower priority claims.

As of March 31, 2013, the maximum value of assets that could be available for distribution by the Receiver, together with maximum possible recoveries on professional liability claims against directors, officers, and other professionals, as well as potential tax refunds, was $3,282,813,040. As of the same date, administrative expenses and depositor liabilities equaled $4,981,236,544, exceeding available assets and potential recoveries by $1,698,423,504. Accordingly, the FDIC has determined that insufficient assets exist to make any distribution on general unsecured creditor claims (and any lower priority claims) and therefore all such claims, asserted or unasserted, will recover nothing and have no value.

DATED: April 16, 2013

Federal Register /Vol. 78, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2013 /Notices Pg. 23565

FAQ For "No Value" Determination

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VIII.  Priority of Claims
In accordance with Federal law, allowed claims will be paid, after administrative expenses, in the following order of priority:
  1. Depositors
  2. General Unsecured Creditors
  3. Subordinated Debt
  4. Stockholders
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IX.  Dividend Information
 
Dividend History on Colonial Bank

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions
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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.

Deposit Broker's Processing Guide

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Last Updated 04/23/2013 cservicefdicdal@fdic.gov