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Failed Bank Information
Information for National Bank of Commerce, Berkeley, IL
  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Question and Answer Guide
  5. Banking Services
  6. Loan Customers
  7. Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution
  8. Dividend Information
  9. Brokered Deposits
  10. Purchase and Assumption Agreement (3.2 MB PDF File - PDF Help)
  11. National Bank of Commerce Contact Information
  12. Balance Sheet Summary
I.  Introduction
On January 16, 2009, National Bank of Commerce, Berkeley, IL was closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) 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-005-2009) about the institution's closure.  If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact LaJuan Williams-Young at 202-898-3876.
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III.  Acquiring Financial Institution
All deposit accounts and all loans have been transferred to Republic Bank of Chicago, Oak Brook, IL ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately.  On Saturday, January 17, 2009, the former National Bank of Commerce locations will reopen as branches of Republic Bank of Chicago.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at Republic Bank of Chicago for six months after the failure of National Bank of Commerce. Checks that were drawn on National Bank of Commerce 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: 1-800-760-3641.

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 Republic Bank of Chicago as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans. You may view more information about Republic Bank of Chicago by visiting their web site.

Republic Bank of Chicago (www.republicebank.com)

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V.  Banking Services
The Automated Teller Machines (ATM), drive through tellers, and online services will remain available.

As of Saturday, January 17, 2009, you may continue to use the services to which you previously had access, such as, safe deposit boxes, 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, January 16, 2009, will be paid at your same rate.  Republic Bank of Chicago will be reviewing rates and will provide further information soon.  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
If you had a loan with National Bank of Commerce, 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.

For all questions regarding new loans and the lending policies of Republic Bank of Chicago, please contact your branch office.

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VII.  Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution

If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to the National Bank of Commerce after Friday, January 16, 2009 and have not been paid you do not have a claim against the National Bank of Commerce. 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 National Bank of Commerce prior to Friday, January 16, 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 the National Bank of Commerce prior to the bank's failure for which you have not been paid and you have not received communication, please contact the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at the address below.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver:   National Bank of Commerce
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Please note:  There are time limits for filing a claim, your claim must be filed on or before 04/22/2009.

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VIII.  Dividend Information
Dividend History on National Bank of Commerce

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions
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IX.  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 Processing Guide

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