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Failed Bank Information
  1. Introduction
  2. Press Release
  3. Is My Account Fully Insured?
  4. Acquiring Financial Institution
  5. Question and Answer Guide
  6. Banking Services
  7. Loan Customers
  8. Possible Claims Against the Failed Institution
  9. Priority of Claims
  10. Dividend Information
  11. Brokered Deposits
  12. Arcola Homestead Savings Bank Contact Information
  13. Balance Sheet Summary
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On Friday, June 4, 2010, Arcola Homestead Savings Bank, Arcola, IL was closed by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation - Division of Banking, 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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The FDIC has issued a press release (PR-131-2010) about the institution's closure.  If you represent a media outlet and would like information about the closure, please contact David Barr at 1-202-898-6992.

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III.  Is My Account Fully Insured?
FDIC provides a tool that will allow you to verify the insurance status of each of your accounts. That status will be available no later than the first business day after bank failure.

Click the link below and enter your account number in the search screen. One of two messages will appear:

  1. "Your account is fully insured" along with a link will that provides additional information or
  2. a message advising you to contact the FDIC along with contact information.

Is My Account Fully Insured?

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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 June 4, 2010, 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 1-800-238-8209. The Claim Agent may direct you to download and submit a particular form that will assist in expediting the processing of your claim.

List of Affidavits, Declarations, and Forms available for download

Please return the forms to the FDIC by FAX (facsimile) or mail at the number or address listed for the failed institution.

FDIC Call Center
Toll free number 1-800-238-8209
Hours of Operation – Central Time
Friday, June 4, 2010:   Until 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 05, 2010:   9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 06, 2010:   Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, June 7, 2010   8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thereafter:   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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 Arcola Homestead Savings 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. Any account pledged as collateral for a loan or credit card balance will continue to be held.

 

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On Friday, June 4, 2010, 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.

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If you had a loan with Arcola Homestead Savings Bank, 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.

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

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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 Arcola Homestead Savings Bank after Friday, June 4, 2010 and have not been paid, you do not have a claim against Arcola Homestead Savings Bank. Please follow your normal billing procedures by providing an invoice as instructed.

If you or your company provided a service or product, leased space, furniture, or equipment to Arcola Homestead Savings Bank prior to Friday, June 4, 2010 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 Arcola Homestead Savings Bank prior to the bank's failure for which you have not been paid and you have not received communication, please contact:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: Arcola Homestead Savings Bank
1601 N. 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 9/8/2010.

All shares of Arcola Homestead Savings Bank were owned by its holding company, Arcola Holdings, Inc., Bourbonnais, IL. The holding company was not included in the closing of the bank or the resulting receivership. If you are a shareholder of Arcola Holdings, Inc., please do not contact or file a claim with the Receiver. You may contact Arcola Holdings, Inc. directly for information as follows:


Arcola Holdings, Inc.
1618 Waterberry Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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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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No dividends have been declared at this time.

Dividend Information on Failed Financial Institutions

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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 08/23/2012