Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Failed Bank Information

Information for Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Acquiring Financial Institution
  4. Question and Answer Guide
  5.      En Español
  6. Banking Services
  7. Loan Customers
  8. Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution
  9. Priority of Claims
  10. Dividend Information
  11. Brokered Deposits
  12. Purchase and Assumption Agreement (3.98 mb PDF File - PDF Help)
  13. Bid Summary
  14. Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago Contact Information
  15. Balance Sheet Summary

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I.  Introduction

On Friday, July 20, 2012, Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago, Chicago, IL was closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 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-086-2012, en Español), about the institution's closure. If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact LaJuan Williams-Young at 1-202-898-3876.

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III.  Acquiring Financial Institution

All deposit accounts, including brokered deposits, have been transferred to Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company, Hinsdale, IL ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately. The former Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago locations will reopen as branches of Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company during regular business hours.

Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company for six months after the failure of Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago. Checks that were drawn on Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago 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 1-800-815-0286.

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 Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans. You may view more information about Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company by visiting their web site.

Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company (www.hinsdalebank.com)

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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, July 20, 2012 will be paid at your same rate. Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company 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.

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VI.  Loan Customers

If you had a loan with Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago, 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 or a loan in process, please contact the onsite FDIC loan representative.

For all questions regarding new loans and the lending policies of Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company , 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

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 on or before 10/24/12 (the "Claims Bar Date"). An official Proof of Claim form and instructions can be obtained by addressing written correspondence to:

FDIC as Receiver for
Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago
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 . 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 Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago prior to July 20, 2012 and have not been paid, you may have a claim against Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago.

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.

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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 Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago

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 01/14/2013 cservicefdicdal@fdic.gov