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American First National Bank, Houston, Texas, Assumes All of the Deposits of First International Bank, Plano, Texas
First International Bank, Plano, Texas, was closed today by the Texas Department of Banking, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with American First National Bank, Houston, Texas, to assume all of the deposits of First International Bank.
The seven branches of First International Bank will reopen during normal business hours beginning Saturday as branches of American First National Bank. Depositors of First International Bank will automatically become depositors of American First National 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 up to applicable limits. Customers of First International Bank should continue to use their existing branch until they receive notice from American First National Bank that it has completed systems changes to allow other American First National Bank branches to process their accounts as well.
This evening and over the weekend, depositors of First International Bank 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 June 30, 2011, First International Bank had approximately $239.9 million in total assets and $208.8 million in total deposits. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, American First National Bank agreed to purchase essentially all of the assets.
Customers with questions about today's transaction should call the FDIC toll-free at 1-800-450-5143. The phone number will be operational this evening until 11:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time (CDT); on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., CDT; on Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m., CDT; and thereafter from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., CDT. Interested parties also can visit the FDIC's Web site at http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/firstintlbank.html.
The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $53.8 million. Compared to other alternatives, American First National Bank's acquisition was the least costly resolution for the FDIC's DIF. First International Bank is the 74th FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year, and the first in Texas. The last FDIC-insured institution closed in the state was The LaCoste National Bank, LaCoste, on February 19, 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 7,513 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.
FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at www.fdic.gov, by subscription electronically (go to www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html) and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-156-2011
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