Mainstreet Savings Bank, FSB, Hastings, Michigan, was closed today by the Office of Thrift Supervision, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Commercial Bank, Alma, Michigan, to assume all of the deposits of Mainstreet Savings Bank, FSB.
The two branches of Mainstreet Savings Bank, FSB will reopen on Saturday as branches of Commercial Bank. Depositors of Mainstreet Savings Bank, FSB will automatically become depositors of Commercial Bank. Deposits will continue to be insured by the FDIC, so there is no need for customers to change their banking relationship in order to retain their deposit insurance coverage. Customers of Mainstreet Savings Bank, FSB should continue to use their existing branch until they receive notice from Commercial Bank that it has completed systems changes to allow other Commercial Bank branches to process their accounts as well.
This evening and over the weekend, depositors of Mainstreet Savings Bank, FSB can access their money by writing checks or using ATM or debit cards. Checks drawn on the bank will continue to be processed. Loan customers should continue to make their payments as usual.
As of March 31, 2010, Mainstreet Savings Bank, FSB had approximately $97.4 million in total assets and $63.7 million in total deposits. Commercial Bank will pay the FDIC a premium of 1.13 percent to assume all of the deposits of Mainstreet Savings Bank, FSB. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, Commercial Bank agreed to purchase essentially all of the assets.
The FDIC and Commercial Bank entered into a loss-share transaction on $77.1 million of Mainstreet Savings Bank, FSB's assets. Commercial Bank will share in the losses on the asset pools covered under the loss-share agreement. The loss-share transaction is projected to maximize returns on the assets covered by keeping them in the private sector. The transaction also is expected to minimize disruptions for loan customers. For more information on loss share, please visit: http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/lossshare/index.html.
Customers who have questions about today's transaction can call the FDIC toll-free at 1-800-451-1093. The phone number will be operational this evening until 9:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., EDT; on Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m., EDT; and thereafter from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., EDT. Interested parties also can visit the FDIC's Web site at http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/mainstsvgs.html.
The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $11.4 million. Compared to other alternatives, Commercial Bank's acquisition was the "least costly" resolution for the FDIC's DIF. Mainstreet Savings Bank, FSB is the 96th FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year, and the fourth in Michigan. The last FDIC-insured institution closed in the state was New Liberty Bank, Plymouth, on May 14, 2010.
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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 7,932 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars – insured financial institutions fund its operations.
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