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Friday, May 1, 2009: Citizens Community Bank, Ridgewood, New Jersey was closed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver. 

As of December 31, 2008, Citizens Community Bank had total assets of approximately $45.1 million and total deposits of $43.7 million.

All deposit accounts have been transferred to North Jersey Community Bank, Englewood Cliffs and are available immediately. On Monday, May 4, 2009, the former Citizens Community Bank reopened as a branch of North Jersey Community Bank.

Transferred deposits will be separately insured from any accounts you may already have at North Jersey Community Bank for six months after the failure of Citizens Community Bank.

North Jersey Community Bank
180 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

North Jersey Community Bank paid a premium of 0.67 percent to acquire all of the deposits of the failed bank. In addition to acquiring the failed bank's deposits, North Jersey Community Bank agreed to purchase approximately $11.5 million in assets. The FDIC will retain any remaining assets for later disposition.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund will be $18.1 million.

For additional information and assistance contact the FDIC at: 800-523-8503; or go to: http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/citizens.html

2009 FDIC Insured Failed Banks
Citizens Community Bank
171 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Established on 10/28/2004 as
Citizens Community Bank

Assets: $45 million
Deposits: $44 million
Cost to FDIC: $18.1 million



Creditor Claims: Claims against failed financial institutions occur when bills sent to the institution remain unpaid at the time of failure. Shortly after the failure, the FDIC sends notices directly to all known service providers to explain the claim filing process. If you provided a service for  Citizens Community Bank and have not received a notice, please contact:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Receiver: Citizens Community Bank
Attention: Claims Department, DRR
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, Texas  75201

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Unclaimed FDIC Insured Deposits

Note: There are time limits on claims of FDIC-insured bank accounts, CDs and safe deposit boxes ...

If an insured depositor fails to make a claim an insured or transferred deposit within 18 months after the FDIC initiates the payment of insured deposits, the transferee institution must refund the deposit to the FDIC, and all rights of the depositor against the transferee institution are barred.

The FDIC then remits the insured deposit to the custody of the unclaimed property administrator in the account owner's home state, unless that state declines to accept custody. Upon delivery, the FDIC is deemed to have made payment to the depositor, and all rights of the depositor against the FDIC are barred.

Most states allow claims in perpetuity, but there's a reversion clause. If a depositor does not claim the deposit delivered to the custody of the State within 10 years of the date of delivery, the deposit must then immediately be refunded to FDIC, and all rights of the depositor against the state are barred.

It's important to note that If a state declines to accept custody of the deposit - which they sometimes do - the depositor must claim the funds from the FDIC before the receivership is terminated, or all rights of the depositor with respect to the deposit are barred. Dividends for credits arising from uninsured portions of a deposit may, however, be claimed after the receivership is terminated if a dividend check was returned by the post office for a bad address.

Be aware that due to the number of mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry over the years, it is possible you or a deceased family member might well have an account at a failed bank and not know it. Additionally, unclaimed safe deposit boxes at closed branches may be drilled and the contents sold at auction just weeks after closing, so prompt action is advised.  For assistance go to: Unclaimed Account Search

History:  Established on 10/28/2004 as Citizens Community Bank