- 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 (10.5 mb PDF File - PDF Help)
- Bid Summary
- SunFirst Bank Contact Information
- Balance Sheet Summary
On Friday, November 4, 2011, SunFirst Bank, Saint George, UT was closed by the Utah Department of Financial Institutions, 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.Back to top
The FDIC has issued a press release (PR-177-2011) 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.Back to top
All deposit accounts, excluding the Cede & Co. brokered deposits, have been transferred to Cache Valley Bank, Logan, UT ("assuming institution") and will be available immediately. The former SunFirst Bank locations will reopen as branches of Cache Valley Bank during regular business hours.
Your transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at Cache Valley Bank for six months after the failure of SunFirst Bank. Checks that were drawn on SunFirst Bank that did not clear before the institution closed will be honored as long as there are sufficient funds in the account. For more information on deposit insurance, you may speak to an FDIC representative by calling 1-800-895-0643 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 Cache Valley Bank as long as the deposits are not pledged as collateral for loans. You may view more information about Cache Valley Bank by visiting their web site.
Cache Valley Bank (www.cachevalleybank.com)Back to top
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 4, 2011 will be paid at your same rate. Cache Valley 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.Back to top
If you had a loan with SunFirst 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.
For all questions regarding new loans and the lending policies of Cache Valley Bank, please contact your branch office. Please see A Borrower’s Guide to an FDIC Insured Bank Failure for additional information.Back to top
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 SunFirst Bank after Friday, November 4, 2011 and have not been paid, you do not have a claim against SunFirst 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 SunFirst Bank prior to Friday, November 4, 2011 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 SunFirst Bank prior to the bank's failure for which you have not been paid and you have not received communication, please contact:
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Attention: Claims Agent
Please note: There are time limits for filing a claim, your claim must be filed on or before .
All shares of SunFirst Bank were owned by its holding company, SunFirst Corporation, Saint George, UT. The holding company was not included in the closing of the bank or the resulting receivership. If you are a shareholder of SunFirst Corporation, please do not contact or file a claim with the Receiver. You must contact SunFirst Corporation directly for information as follows:
120 E. St. George Blvd
Saint George, UT 84770
Att: David Watson
In accordance with Federal law, allowed claims will be paid, after administrative expenses, in the following order of priority:
- General Unsecured Creditors
- Subordinated Debt
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.Back to top General Disclaimer